Ice nucleation

Ice nucleation

Ice nucleating particles affect cloud dynamics and are important for the planet's radiative balance and our prediction of future changes in climate. Biological ice nucleation occurs at significantly higher temperatures compared to e.g. mineral dust, but to date, very little is known about biological ice nucleating particles. We search for new ice nucleation active microorganisms from different types of atmospheric environmental samples and aim to investigate the significance and role they may have in the formation of ice clouds.