Special Issue "Ice Nucleation"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Alexei Kiselev

Atmospheric Aerosol Research Department, Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hermann-von-Helmholtz pl. 1, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen 76344, Germany
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In-cloud ice particles have an enormous impact across all scales of atmospheric phenomena, from precipitation, radiative transfer, and electrification in clouds to heterogeneous chemistry, scavenging of trace gases, and dissemination of living organisms. Understanding the processes leading to ice formation in the atmosphere is crucial to formulate reliable multiscale models that are capable of predicting the change of climate systems in the perturbed environment. Although substantial progress has been made in the last decade in the characterization of the ice nucleating properties of mineral dust, volcanic ash, and biogenic aerosol, a molecular-level description of heterogeneous nucleation is still obscure. At the same time, the current advances in atomistic modeling and exploding development of the state-of-the-art microscopic probing techniques offer an exciting opportunity to deepen our understanding of ice nucleation in various atmospheric systems and conditions. Under these circumstances, a broad interdisciplinary exchange of scientific ideas and concepts becomes crucial for making a decisive step towards a breakthrough. With this Special Issue, we aim at surveying the latest achievements in ice nucleation research which is relevant to all natural atmospheric systems, covering topics ranging from field observations to laboratory studies, atomistic modeling, and multi-scale cloud modeling. Manuscripts investigating the evolution of ice crystals in the clouds, including ice crystal growth, sublimation, and interaction with supercooled water droplets, are especially welcome.

Dr. Alexei Kiselev
Guest Editor

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