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dc.contributor.authorKasparian, Jerome  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHassler, Christel  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorIbelings, Bastiaan  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBerti, Nicolas  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBigorre, Sebastien P.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDjambazova, Violeta  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGascon Diez, Elena  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGiuliani, Grégory  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHoulmann, Raphaël  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKiselev, Denis  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorde Laborie, Pierric  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLe, Anh-Dao  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMagouroux, Thibaud  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorNeri, Tristan  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPalomino, Daniel  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPfändler, Stéfanie  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRay, Nicolas  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSousa, Gustavo  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorStaedler, Davide  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorTettamanti, Federico  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Jean-Pierre  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBeniston, Martin  Concept link
dc.identifier.citationScientific Reports 7 (2017): 45476en_US
dc.description© The Author(s), 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The definitive version was published in Scientific Reports 7 (2017): 45476, doi:10.1038/srep45476.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe influence of aerosols on climate is highly dependent on the particle size distribution, concentration, and composition. In particular, the latter influences their ability to act as cloud condensation nuclei, whereby they impact cloud coverage and precipitation. Here, we simultaneously measured the concentration of aerosols from sea spray over the North Atlantic on board the exhaust-free solar-powered vessel “PlanetSolar”, and the sea surface physico-chemical parameters. We identified organic-bearing particles based on individual particle fluorescence spectra. Organic-bearing aerosols display specific spatio-temporal distributions as compared to total aerosols. We propose an empirical parameterization of the organic-bearing particle concentration, with a dependence on water salinity and sea-surface temperature only. We also show that a very rich mixture of organic aerosols is emitted from the sea surface. Such data will certainly contribute to providing further insight into the influence of aerosols on cloud formation, and be used as input for the improved modeling of aerosols and their role in global climate processes.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe gratefully acknowledge the financial support by the H. Dudley Wright and the Henri Moser Foundations, the Rector’s Office and the Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva, as well as a generous anonymous donator.en_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.titleAssessing the dynamics of organic aerosols over the North Atlantic Oceanen_US

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