Articles | Volume 14, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13601–13629, 2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13601–13629, 2014
Research article
19 Dec 2014
Research article | 19 Dec 2014

A physically based framework for modeling the organic fractionation of sea spray aerosol from bubble film Langmuir equilibria

S. M. Burrows et al.


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Short summary
The air over the ocean is full of sea spray particles ejected by bubbles that burst in the wake of breaking waves. The smallest of such particles, less than a micrometer in diameter, include organic matter derived from ocean biota. This paper introduces a method to calculate the chemical composition of spray particles. Ocean organic matter is divided into several classes using a global model. Basic chemistry relationships predict the amount of organic material in emitted spray.
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