African dust aerosols as atmospheric ice nuclei
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2003
Copyright 2003 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 30, Issue 14, July 2003
How to Cite
2003), African dust aerosols as atmospheric ice nuclei, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1732, doi:10.1029/2003GL017410, 14., , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2003
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 MAY 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 9 MAY 2003
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAR 2003
Atmospheric Science: Correction to “African dust aerosols as atmospheric ice nuclei”
Vol. 36, Issue 7, Article first published online: 11 APR 2009
 Measurements of the ice nucleating ability of aerosol particles in air masses over Florida having sources from North Africa support the potential importance of dust aerosols for indirectly affecting cloud properties and climate. The concentrations of ice nuclei within dust layers at particle sizes below 1 μm exceeded 1 cm−3; the highest ever reported with our device at temperatures warmer than homogeneous freezing conditions. These measurements add to previous direct and indirect evidence of the ice nucleation efficiency of desert dust aerosols, but also confirm their contribution to ice nuclei populations at great distances from source regions.