Sea spray aerosols: Cloud Forming Potential during a Phytoplankton Bloom

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Sea spray aerosol (SSA) affects global climate through its interaction with solar radiation and clouds. SSA properties are associated with large uncertainties, which limits the predictive power of the models. Here, I present the results of a three-week field campaign carried out in Skopun during June 2019. Our results show that the particle size distribution, the total flux of aerosols produced in our simulation chamber and the critical supersaturation of dried SSA at 80 nm remained fairly constant throughout the observation period. This is despite indications that the chemical composition of both seawater and SSA was affected by the presence of a phytoplankton bloom.
Period18 Nov 2022
Event titleNVD 50 ár
Event typeExhibition
LocationTórshavn, Faroe IslandsShow on map