INUIT

Culture of an ice nucleation active Fusarium avenaceum. Source: Jan F. Scheel, MPI for Chemistry
Culture of an ice nucleation active Fusarium avenaceum. Source: Jan F. Scheel, MPI for Chemistry

INUIT (Ice Nuclei Research Unit) is a research unit funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemschaft (DFG) aiming at the investigation of heterogeneous freezing processes in the atmosphere. This includes laboratory investigations, field experiments and model studies. Our research project (RP9) is aimed at the identification of unknown IN organisms and materials from soils, plants, and cryptogamic covers and on the investigation of their influence on the ice nucleating activity of soil and mineral dust.