Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7695–7707, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7695-2016

Special issue: Marine trace gases and aerosols over tropical oceans (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7695–7707, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7695-2016

Research article 23 Jun 2016

Research article | 23 Jun 2016

Contribution of dissolved organic matter to submicron water-soluble organic aerosols in the marine boundary layer over the eastern equatorial Pacific

Yuzo Miyazaki et al.

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We conducted a WSOC-specific 13C analysis of submicron marine aerosols over the eastern equatorial Pacific for the first time. The analysis of 13C combined with monosaccharides provides evidence of a significant contribution of marine dissolved organic carbon (DOC) to submicron particles in the MBL regardless of the oceanic area. The study demonstrates that DOC is closely correlated with the submicron WSOC and implies that it may characterize background OA in the MBL over the study region.
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