Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17715–17726, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17715-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17715–17726, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17715-2021
Research article
03 Dec 2021
Research article | 03 Dec 2021

Long-range transport of anthropogenic air pollutants into the marine air: insight into fine particle transport and chloride depletion on sea salts

Liang Xu et al.

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We quantified different types of marine aerosols and explored the Cl depletion of sea salt aerosol (SSA) in the eastern China seas and the northwestern Pacific Ocean. We found that anthropogenic acidic gases in the troposphere were transported longer distances compared to the anthropogenic aerosols and could significantly impact remote marine aerosols. Meanwhile, variations of chloride depletion in SSA can serve as a potential indicator for anthropogenic gaseous pollutants in remote marine air.
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