Fine particle emissions from diesel fuel do not significantly promote the formation of ice crystals in mixed clouds
Two different post-treatment systems for emissions were used in the tests and photochemical treatment was used to age some of the samples. The results confirm previously published research, according to which fine particle emissions of diesel fuel are ineffective ice cores in freezing conditions that typically occur in mixed clouds.
Mika Komppula, Finnish Meteorological Institute, email@example.com
Kimmo Korhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Kimmo.Korhonen@uef.fi
Scientific article is available on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Korhonen, K., Kristensen, T. B., Falk, J., Malmborg, V. B., Eriksson, A., Gren, L., Novakovic, M., Shamun, S., Karjalainen, P., Markkula, L., Pagels, J., Svenningsson, B., Tunér, M., Komppula, M., Laaksonen, A., and Virtanen, A.: Particle emissions from a modern heavy-duty diesel engine as ice nuclei in immersion freezing mode: a laboratory study on fossil and renewable fuels, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1615–1631, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1615-2022, 2022.