Articles | Volume 20, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 771–786, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-771-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 771–786, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-771-2020

Research article 22 Jan 2020

Research article | 22 Jan 2020

Natural sea-salt emissions moderate the climate forcing of anthropogenic nitrate

Ying Chen et al.

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Particulate nitrate is one of the most important climate cooling agents. Our results show that interaction with sea-salt aerosol can shift nitrate to larger sized particles (redistribution effect), weakening its direct cooling effect. The modelling results indicate strong redistribution over coastal and offshore regions worldwide as well as continental Europe. Improving the consideration of the redistribution effect in global models fosters a better understanding of climate change.
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