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Sea-spray particles cause freezing in clouds

Ice clouds in marine regions at high latitudes might form in warmer and drier air than was previously believed because of freezing induced by airborne particles that contain organic materials from ocean surface waters. See Letter p.234

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Figure 1: Ice formation in clouds.

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Russell, L. Sea-spray particles cause freezing in clouds. Nature 525, 194–195 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/525194a

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