Articles | Volume 21, issue 20
Research article
27 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 27 Oct 2021

Fluorescent biological aerosol particles over the central Pacific Ocean: covariation with ocean surface biological activity indicators

Kaori Kawana, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Fumikazu Taketani, Takuma Miyakawa, and Yugo Kanaya


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-74', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-74', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Kaori Kawana on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Sep 2021) by Manuela van Pinxteren
AR by Kaori Kawana on behalf of the Authors (01 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Atmospheric autofluorescent particles observed over the central Pacific Ocean were identified as bioaerosols from comparisons to a DNA-nuclear-staining method. Their number concentrations in the pristine marine air masses showed high correlations with concentrations of bacteria and transparent exopolymer particles in the surface seawater, providing strong evidence of their marine origins. We propose equations to derive the atmospheric bioaerosol number concentrations from oceanic parameters.
Final-revised paper