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- Moffett, Bruce F.
- Lindbergia 2015 v.38 pp. 14-16
- freezing; harvesting; ice nucleation; mosses and liverworts; temperature
- ... This work demonstrates mosses and liverworts are able to freeze water at elevated temperatures. They are likely to do this as a means of harvesting additional water by the Bergeron—Findeisen process and as a consequence potentially influence atmospheric processes. ...
- Moffett, B. F.; Getti, G.; Henderson-Begg, S. K.; Hill , T. C. J.
- Lindbergia 2015 v.38 pp. 39-43
- differential scanning calorimetry; freezing; ice; ice nucleation; lichens; temperature; vapor pressure; water harvesting
- ... Ice nucleation has previously been described in only a few lichens from a single location. Here we greatly extend this work and suggest that in lichens ice nucleation is a water harvesting adaption. Fifty-seven lichen samples from a variety of widespread locations were tested for ice nucleation by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Samples initiated freezing in the range -5.1° to -20°C and t ...