Articles | Volume 14, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13631–13642, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-13631-2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13631–13642, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-13631-2014

Research article 19 Dec 2014

Research article | 19 Dec 2014

A global process-based study of marine CCN trends and variability

E. M. Dunne et al.

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Marine clouds have a strong effect on the Earth's radiative balance. One proposed climate feedback is that, in a warming climate, marine aerosol emissions will change due to changing wind speeds. We have examined the processes that affect aerosol emissions and removal over 15 years, and high-temporal-resolution output over 2 months. We conclude that wind trends are unlikely to cause a strong feedback in marine regions, but changes in removal processes or transport from continental regions may.
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