Articles | Volume 23, issue 18
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-10349-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-10349-2023
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19 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 19 Sep 2023

Cyclones enhance the transport of sea spray aerosols to the high atmosphere in the Southern Ocean

Jun Shi, Jinpei Yan, Shanshan Wang, Shuhui Zhao, Miming Zhang, Suqing Xu, Qi Lin, Hang Yang, and Siying Dai

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An underway aerosol-monitoring system was used to determine the Na+ concentration during different cyclone periods in the Southern Ocean in order to assess the potential effects of cyclones on sea spray aerosol (SSA) emissions. It was estimated that more than 23 % of SSAs were transported upwards during cyclone periods. Vertically transported SSAs can be regarded as an important source of CCN and hence have an effect on climate in the middle and high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere.
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