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A portable instrument (PINE) for the autonomous detection of atmospheric ice nucleating particles aimed at the research, global monitoring and cloud seeding markets

Project description

Unique measurement for atmospheric ice nucleating

Atmospheric aerosol particles that can nucleate ice are commonly referred to as ice-nucleating particles, or INPs. Recent studies have confirmed that aerosol particles emitted by the oceans can act as INPs. However, the global distribution of INPs is extremely poor, due in part to the lack of instrumentation used to quantify the particles. The EU-funded CountIce project aims to develop the first instrument to automatically measure atmospheric INPs. The instrument, called PINE, allows the repeated formation of an artificial cloud and counting of resulting ice crystals that can lead to the measurement of INP concentration.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

See on map

Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data