Articles | Volume 19, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15271–15284, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15271–15284, 2019

Research article 16 Dec 2019

Research article | 16 Dec 2019

Sea spray fluxes from the southwest coast of the United Kingdom – dependence on wind speed and wave height

Mingxi Yang et al.


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Short summary
This work reports direct measurements of sea spray fluxes from a coastal site in the UK, which are relevant for atmospheric chemistry as well as coastal air quality. Sea spray fluxes from this location are roughly an order of magnitude greater than over the open ocean at similar wind conditions, comparable to previous coastal measurements. Unlike previous open ocean measurements that are largely wind speed dependent, we find that sea spray fluxes near the coast depend more strongly on waves.
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