Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Research article
30 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2019

Investigation of coastal sea-fog formation using the WIBS (wideband integrated bioaerosol sensor) technique

Shane M. Daly, David J. O'Connor, David A. Healy, Stig Hellebust, Jovanna Arndt, Eoin J. McGillicuddy, Patrick Feeney, Michael Quirke, John C. Wenger, and John R. Sodeau


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jan 2019) by Gordon McFiggans
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Mar 2019) by Gordon McFiggans
AR by John Sodeau on behalf of the Authors (12 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2019) by Gordon McFiggans
Short summary
For a long time sea-salt particles were considered the only types of particles that drive sea-fog formation but recently iodine oxide particles released from kelp have been identified as a source. There are no previous field studies to provide a direct timeline link between molecular iodine release, particle formation and sea-fog formation. The present observations from Cork Harbour provide such a link. A stabilizing mechanism enhancing distribution of iodine in the troposphere is suggested.
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