Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2905–2921, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2905-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2905–2921, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2905-2020

Research article 03 Jun 2020

Research article | 03 Jun 2020

Resolving the size of ice-nucleating particles with a balloon deployable aerosol sampler: the SHARK

Grace C. E. Porter et al.

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Ice-nucleating particles affect cloud development, lifetime, and radiative properties. Hence it is important to know the abundance of INPs throughout the atmosphere. Here we present the development and application of a radio-controlled payload capable of collecting size-resolved aerosol from a tethered balloon for the primary purpose of offline INP analysis. Test data are presented from four locations: southern Finland, northern England, Svalbard, and southern England.