Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Research article
02 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 02 Apr 2019

The distribution of sea-salt aerosol in the global troposphere

Daniel M. Murphy, Karl D. Froyd, Huisheng Bian, Charles A. Brock, Jack E. Dibb, Joshua P. DiGangi, Glenn Diskin, Maximillian Dollner, Agnieszka Kupc, Eric M. Scheuer, Gregory P. Schill, Bernadett Weinzierl, Christina J. Williamson, and Pengfei Yu


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AR by Daniel Murphy on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Feb 2019) by Yafang Cheng
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Mar 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Mar 2019) by Yafang Cheng
AR by Daniel Murphy on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
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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