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Salty Sea Spray Affects The Lifetimes Of Clouds

04.01.2016 15:38 Age: 2 yrs

Sea spray is a unique, underappreciated source of ice nucleating particles, acording to research

Click to enlarge. Sea spray. Courtesy: Wikipedia/Bidgee


by Anne Ju Manning, Colorado State University

Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment



Sea spray aerosol as a unique source of ice nucleating particles by Paul J. DeMott, Thomas C. J. Hill, Christina S. McCluskey, Kimberly A. Prather, Douglas B. Collins, Ryan C. Sullivan, Matthew J. Ruppel, Ryan H. Mason, Victoria E. Irish, Taehyoung Lee, Chung Yeon Hwang, Tae Siek Rhee, Jefferson R. Snider, Gavin R. McMeeking, Suresh Dhaniyala, Ernie R. Lewis, Jeremy J. B. Wentzell, Jonathan Abbatt, Christopher Lee, Camille M. Sultana, Andrew P. Ault, Jessica L. Axson, Myrelis Diaz Martinez, Ingrid Venero, Gilmarie Santos-Figueroa, M. Dale Stokes, Grant B. Deane, Olga L. Mayol-Bracero, Vicki H. Grassian, Timothy H. Bertram, Allan K. Bertram, Bruce F. Moffett and Gary D. Franc published in Priceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1514034112

Read the abstract and get the paper here.


Colorado State University news release here

See also

Our story Study: Ocean Aerosol Composition Key To Cloud Formation here.