Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
03 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 03 Dec 2020

Best practices for precipitation sample storage for offline studies of ice nucleation in marine and coastal environments

Charlotte M. Beall, Dolan Lucero, Thomas C. Hill, Paul J. DeMott, M. Dale Stokes, and Kimberly A. Prather


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AR by Charlotte Beall on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Sep 2020) by Pierre Herckes
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Sep 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (25 Sep 2020)
ED: Publish as is (05 Oct 2020) by Pierre Herckes
Short summary
Ice-nucleating particles (INPs) can influence multiple climate-relevant cloud properties. Previous studies report INP observations from precipitation samples that were stored prior to analysis, yet storage protocols vary widely, and little is known about how storage impacts INPs. This study finds that storing samples at −20 °C best preserves INP concentrations and that significant losses of small INPs occur across all storage protocols.