Editor(s): ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Susannah Burrows and Maria Kanakidou | Karine Sellegri, Cliff Law, and Mike Harvey Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Ocean Science More information
Clouds over the ocean and their radiative properties are partially influenced by the biology, biogeochemistry and physics of the surface ocean. For example, the production of sea spray via bubble bursting associated with breaking waves can be influenced by biogenic material present in surface seawater, and biogenic material carried in sea spray aerosol can also influence ice-nucleating properties in air overlying the ocean. Furthermore, phytoplankton produce a range of compounds, including gases and particles, which when emitted to the atmosphere participate in the atmospheric chemistry. Our recent ship campaign Sea2Cloud had a primary focus of investigating the link between marine particle emissions and the biogeochemical properties of the seawater in subantarctic and subtropical waters, examining new particle formation processes and the relationship between surface ocean biogeochemistry and sea spray aerosol in dedicated ship-borne experiments. In parallel, ambient air aerosol, gas and cloud properties were measured along the ship track, which will allow for testing of these relationships in modelling exercises. Along with the ship campaign, longer-term measurements of aerosol properties were monitored at the Baring Head GAW research station (NZ) as well as continuously ongoing onboard the R/V Marion Dufresne over the years 2021–2022. These measurements will be used for the inspection of the representativeness of the ship campaign's process-orientated results. The Sea2Cloud project is running from July 2018 to July 2023, with potential additional laboratory and ship-borne measurements in the Southern Ocean by January 2023.
11 Oct 2021New particle formation in coastal New Zealand with a focus on open ocean air masses
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,2021
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