Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8407–8424, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8407-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8407–8424, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8407-2019

Research article 02 Jul 2019

Research article | 02 Jul 2019

Sea salt aerosol production via sublimating wind-blown saline snow particles over sea ice: parameterizations and relevant microphysical mechanisms

Xin Yang et al.

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Modelling and observed sea salt aerosol in the Weddell Sea (June–August 2013) X. Yang, J. A. Pyle, and R. A. Cox https://doi.org/10.5285/8838b0b7-20b7-46bb-8cf1-b853290b2035

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This is a comprehensive model–data comparison aiming to evaluate the proposed mechanism of sea salt aerosol (SSA) production from blowing snow on sea ice. Some key parameters such as snow salinity and blowing-snow size distribution were constrained by data collected in the Weddell Sea. The good agreement between modelled SSA and the cruise data strongly indicates that sea ice surface is a large SSA source in polar regions, a process which has not been considered in current climate models.
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