Fire and ice: analyzing ice nucleating particle emissions from western U.S. wildfires
Wildfires in the western U.S. can have impacts on health and air quality and are forecasted to increase in the future. Some of the particles released from wildfires can affect cloud formation through serving as ice nucleating particles (INPs). INPs are necessary for heterogenous ice formation in mixed-phase clouds at temperatures warmer than about -38 °C and can have climate implications from radiative impacts on cloud phase and by affecting cloud lifetime. Wildfires have been shown to be a potential source of INPs from previous ground-based measurement studies, but almost no data exist at the ...
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