Publication
Title
Internal mixture of sea salt, silicates, and excess sulfate in marine aerosols
Author
Abstract
Individual aerosol particles from the remote marine atmosphere were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and electron microprobe analysis. A large fraction of the silicate mineral component of the aerosol was found to be internally mixed with sea-salt aerosol particles. This observation explains the unexpected similarity in the size distributions of silicates and sea salt that has been observed in remote marine aerosols. Reentrainment of dust particles previously deposited onto the sea surface and collision between aerosol particles can be excluded as possible source mechanisms for these internally mixed aerosols. The internal mixing could be produced by processes within clouds, including droplet coalescence. Cloud processes may also be responsible for the observed enrichment of excess (nonsea-salt) sulfate on sea-salt particles.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Science / American Association for the Advancement of Science [Washington, D.C.] - Washington, D.C.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 1986
ISSN
0036-8075
1095-9203
Volume/pages
232:4758(1986), p. 1620-1623
ISI
A1986C826900027
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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