Particle formation due to SO2 oxidation and high relative humidity in the remote marine boundary layer

V. M. Kerminen, A. S. Wexler

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Abstract

Nucelation in the marine boundary layer affects the distribution of natural sulfur across the aerosol size spectrum and thus may contribute to marine cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) concentrations and climate forcing. We investigated how nucleation probability in remote marine areas develops under different conditions. Our study suggests that conditions favorable for particle formation correspond to transitions from moderate to high relative humidities. The highest nucleation probabilities were associated with transitions that (1) are relatively rapid, (2) occur near the local solar noon, and (3) are a result of the cooling of the air. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume99
Issue numberD12
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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