Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1889–1916, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1889-2021

Special issue: Marine aerosols, trace gases, and clouds over the North Atlantic...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1889–1916, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1889-2021

Research article 10 Feb 2021

Research article | 10 Feb 2021

Factors controlling marine aerosol size distributions and their climate effects over the northwest Atlantic Ocean region

Betty Croft et al.

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North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study measurements combined with GEOS-Chem-TOMAS modeling suggest that several not-well-understood key factors control northwest Atlantic aerosol number and size. These synergetic and climate-relevant factors include particle formation near and above the marine boundary layer top, particle growth by marine secondary organic aerosol on descent, particle formation/growth related to dimethyl sulfide, sea spray aerosol, and ship emissions.
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