Primary marine aerosol fluxes

M. Brooks, Edgar L. Andreas, Gordon McFiggans, Magdalena D. Anguelova, Colin O'Dowd

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    A number of atmospheric, oceanic, and aerosol scientists gathered at the National University of Ireland in Galway to review the existing research of the production of sea spray at the air-sea interface. The meeting was divided into three sessions, such as micrometeorological methods for measuring the rate of particle production, the enrichment of aerosol with organic matter, and global estimates of sea spray production. The scientists informed the participants that direct eddy covariance measurements and flux-profile techniques were applied to marine aerosol fluxes in a few studies over a period of time despite being well established for other scalar fluxes. Sea spray's role in numerous physical and chemical processes made it essential to assess global production, including the organic fraction and to incorporate spray production in general circulation, chemical transport, and climate models.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)489-491
    Number of pages2
    JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


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