Articles | Volume 18, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 18043–18062, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-18043-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 18043–18062, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-18043-2018

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 et al.

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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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