The role of sea‐salt particles as cloud condensation nuclei over the remote oceans

  title={The role of sea‐salt particles as cloud condensation nuclei over the remote oceans},
  author={Basil John Mason},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  • B. J. Mason
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
If recent measurements of the fluxes of sea‐salt particles over the oceans as a function of wind speed are extrapolated to include the smallest particles detected over the oceans and in laboratory experiments on bursting bubbles, the flux F of particles having radii between r0 = 0.1 μm and r μm at 80% relative humidity may be represented by F = 2U3.5(e−0.2r0) – e−0.2r) m−2) s−1, where U is the near‐surface wind speed in m s−1. The flux of particles of r ≤ 5 μm in winds of 16 m s−1 is 20 000 m… 

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