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Ocean algae and atmospheric ice

Nature Geoscience volume 4, pages 7677 (2011) | Download Citation

Mineral dust and biological particles of terrestrial origin initiate ice formation in the atmosphere. Laboratory experiments suggest that ocean diatoms are another potential source of ice nuclei in clouds.

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  1. Ottmar Möhler and Corinna Hoose are at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-AAF), Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany.  ottmar.moehler@kit.edu; corinna.hoose@kit.edu

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