Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2549–2578, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2549-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2549–2578, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2549-2020

Research article 02 Mar 2020

Research article | 02 Mar 2020

First direct observation of sea salt aerosol production from blowing snow above sea ice

Markus M. Frey et al.

Data sets

Concentration, size distribution and chemical composition of snow particles, sea salt aerosol and snow on sea ice in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) during austral winter/spring 2013 M. M. Frey, S. Norris, I. Brooks, P. Anderson, K. Nishimura, X. Yang, A. Jones, M. Nerentorp Mastromonaco, D. Jones, and E. Wolff https://doi.org/10.5285/853dd176-bc7a-48d4-a6be-33bcc0f17eeb

Meteorological observations during POLARSTERN cruise ANT-XXIX/6 (AWECS), Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven G. König-Langlo https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.819610

Meteorological observations during POLARSTERN cruise ANT-XXIX/7, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven G. König-Langlo https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.820843

Short summary
A winter sea ice expedition to Antarctica provided the first direct observations of sea salt aerosol (SSA) production during snow storms above sea ice, thereby validating a model hypothesis to account for winter time SSA maxima in Antarctica not explained otherwise. Defining SSA sources is important given the critical roles that aerosol plays for climate, for air quality and as a potential ice core proxy for sea ice conditions in the past.
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