Data of ice-nucleating particles in precipitation samples from West Texas


Due to a high frequency of storm events, West Texas is an ideal location to study ice-nucleating particles (INPs) in severe precipitation. As INPs impact the formation of ice crystals in clouds and many types of precipitation in general, it is important to characterize properties of INPs in precipitation samples. The study of INPs in precipitation from the West Texas region is especially important to understand whether the high density of cattle in large open-lot livestock facilities has a discernible impact on regional atmospheric INP concentration and composition near the ground and in clouds. Our data provide the estimates of INPs in air as well as 95% confidence intervals derived from 42 precipitation samples in the Texas Panhandle region from June 2018 to July 2019. Both individual and merged data files are provided. The Variables and/or the column names in the merged data file are defined in the README file. Please read it before analyzing the INP data. We also provide other data used for the relevant manuscript figures production (doi:10.5194/acp-21-4503-2021).

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Creator Vepuri, Hemanth S K ORCID logo; Rodriguez, Cheyanne A; Georgakopoulos, Dimitrios G ORCID logo; Hume, Dustin; Webb, James; Mayer, Gregory D ORCID logo; Hiranuma, Naruki ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference Office of Biological and Environmental Research Crossref Funder ID DE-SC0018979 Implications of Aerosol Physicochemical Properties Including Ice Nucleation at ARM Mega Sites for Improved Understanding of Microphysical Atmospheric Cloud Processes; West Texas A and M University Crossref Funder ID WT20-017 Biological analysis of ice-nucleating particles in precipitation samples from Canyon
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format application/zip
Size 93.6 kBytes
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-101.914 LON, 34.980 LAT)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2018-12-06T05:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-06-07T20:30:00Z