Ocean Water as a Source of Ice Nuclei

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Science  18 Sep 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3377, pp. 717-718
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3377.717


Preliminary tests indicate that ocean water may release an abundance of ice nuclei to the atmosphere. These results may explain the observation that marked anomalies often accompany an influx of marine air in the Washington, D. C., area and the fact that abnormal counts are often associated with widespread precipitation.