Register Now! SOLAS Seminar VII on 26 October 2023, Online

The SOLAS seminar series is a quarterly event, which is structured around SOLAS relevant topics covered by the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and beyond, with the aims of fostering discussions on cutting edge scientific questions, providing researchers at all career stages with the opportunity to interact and building SOLAS community across the globe.

The 7th seminar of the series will focus on “Ice-nucleating particles linked to marine biogeochemistry“. Airborne ice-nucleating particles (INPs) facilitates the formation of ice in clouds, the amount of which can affect cloud lifetime, precipitation and radiative properties. Marine aerosol particles have been suggested to contribute more to ice nucleation at regions, where airborne dust is too sparse to freeze ice efficiently. Sea spray is one of the major global sources of atmospheric particles, although it is unclear to what extent these particles are capable of nucleating ice, particularly in terms of ice nucleation ability of more chemically complex ambient organic matter linked to marine biota. This SOLAS seminar will highlight recent topics on ice-nucleating activity of sea spray aerosols, marine microbial community with its possible link to INPs, and ambient INPS in the Arctic Ocean revealed by a variety of field studies. The seminar also discusses future directions for relevant research.

The seminar is hosted by the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Japan and will be held online from 11:00-13:00 UTC on 26 October 2023.

Registration is open and free of charge. More information on SOLAS website here.