Articles | Volume 18, issue 24
Research article
19 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 19 Dec 2018

Source apportionment of the organic aerosol over the Atlantic Ocean from 53° N to 53° S: significant contributions from marine emissions and long-range transport

Shan Huang, Zhijun Wu, Laurent Poulain, Manuela van Pinxteren, Maik Merkel, Denise Assmann, Hartmut Herrmann, and Alfred Wiedensohler


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AR by Shan Huang on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2018)  Author's response 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Oct 2018) by Jason Surratt
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Nov 2018) by Jason Surratt
AR by Shan Huang on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2018) by Jason Surratt
AR by Shan Huang on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The Atlantic aerosols are characterized based on high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS) measurements during four open-ocean cruises. This unique data set provides the latitudinal distribution of source contributions of organic aerosols (OAs) over the Atlantic Ocean, showing that marine sources could control the OA formation over the South Atlantic, while strong continental influence was found near Africa and Europe.
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