Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4093–4104, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4093-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4093–4104, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4093-2019

Research article 02 Apr 2019

Research article | 02 Apr 2019

The distribution of sea-salt aerosol in the global troposphere

Daniel M. Murphy et al.

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We present the first data on the concentration of sea-salt aerosol throughout most of the depth of the troposphere and a wide range of latitudes. Sea-salt concentrations in the upper troposphere are very small. This puts stringent limits on how sea-salt aerosol affects halogen and nitric acid chemistry there. With a widely distributed source, sea-salt aerosol provides an excellent test of wet scavenging and vertical transport of aerosols in chemical transport models.
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