Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Research article
02 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 02 Oct 2018

Characterization of biogenic primary and secondary organic aerosols in the marine atmosphere over the East China Sea

Mingjie Kang, Pingqing Fu, Kimitaka Kawamura, Fan Yang, Hongliang Zhang, Zhengchen Zang, Hong Ren, Lujie Ren, Ye Zhao, Yele Sun, and Zifa Wang


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AR by Pingqing Fu on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Aug 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
Short summary
Molecular characterization and spatial distribution of biogenic primary organic aerosol (POA) and secondary organic aerosol (SOA) in the marine atmosphere are not well known. Here, we analysed the organic molecular composition of marine aerosols collected during a marine cruise in the East China Sea during May–June 2014. Our results suggest that the Asian continent can be a natural emitter of biogenic POA and SOA, which can be transported to the downwind marine atmosphere.
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