Articles | Volume 22, issue 17
Research article
12 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 12 Sep 2022

Experimental development of a lake spray source function and its model implementation for Great Lakes surface emissions

Charbel Harb and Hosein Foroutan

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Short summary
A model representation of lake spray aerosol (LSA) ejection from freshwater breaking waves is crucial for understanding their climatic and public health impacts. We develop an LSA emission parameterization and implement it in an atmospheric model to investigate Great Lakes surface emissions. We find that the same breaking wave is likely to produce fewer aerosols in freshwater than in saltwater and that Great Lakes emissions influence the regional aerosol burden and can reach the cloud layer.
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