Articles | Volume 23, issue 20
Research article
16 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 16 Oct 2023

Quantified effect of seawater biogeochemistry on the temperature dependence of sea spray aerosol fluxes

Karine Sellegri, Theresa Barthelmeß, Jonathan Trueblood, Antonia Cristi, Evelyn Freney, Clémence Rose, Neill Barr, Mike Harvey, Karl Safi, Stacy Deppeler, Karen Thompson, Wayne Dillon, Anja Engel, and Cliff Law

Data sets

WIBS size distributions K. Sellegri and E. Freney

SMPS size distributions K. Sellegri and J. Trueblood

Seaspray generator seawater temperature K. Sellegri and J. Trueblood

MAGIC CPC total count K. Sellegri and J. Trueblood

Short summary
The amount of sea spray emitted to the atmosphere depends on the ocean temperature, but this dependency is not well understood, especially when ocean biology is involved. In this study, we show that sea spray emissions are increased by up to a factor of 4 at low seawater temperatures compared to moderate temperatures, and we quantify the temperature dependence as a function of the ocean biogeochemistry.
Final-revised paper