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Meskhidze et al. 2013

Meskhidze, N., M.D. Petters, K. Tsigaridis, T. Bates, C. O'Dowd, J. Reid, E.R. Lewis, B. Gantt, M.D. Anguelova, P.V. Bhave, J. Bird, A.H. Callaghan, D. Ceburnis, R. Chang, A. Clarke, G. de Leeuw, G. Deane, P.J. DeMott, S. Elliot, M.-C. Facchini, C.W. Fairall, L. Hawkins, Y. Hu, J.G. Hudson, M.S. Johnson, K.C. Kaku, W.C. Keene, D.J. Kieber, M.S. Long, M. Mårtensson, R.L. Modini, C.L. Osburn, K.A. Prather, A. Pszenny, M. Rinaldi, L.M. Russell, M. Salter, A.M. Sayer, A. Smirnov, S.R. Suda, T.D. Toth, D.R. Worsnop, A. Wozniak, and S.R. Zorn, 2013: Production mechanisms, number concentration, size distribution, chemical composition, and optical properties of sea spray aerosols. Atmos. Sci. Lett., 14, 207-213, doi:10.1002/asl2.441.

The impact of sea spray aerosols on global climate remains one of the most uncertain components of the aerosol-radiation-climate problem, but has received less attention than the impacts of terrestrial and anthropogenic aerosols. The last decade has produced a large body of information regarding the sources and composition of marine aerosols, resulting in a reassessment of the complex role that sea spray particles play in climate and various geophysical phenomena. As sea spray aerosol contributes substantially to the preindustrial, natural background which provides the baseline on top of which anthropogenic forcing should be quantified, and because the ocean covers over 70% of the Earth's surface, the representation of sea spray aerosol in climate models strongly influences the predicted impact on climate of anthropogenic aerosols via direct and indirect effects. In addition, climate change affects atmospheric parameters, such as wind speed which has controlling effect on the production of sea spray aerosol. Recent reviews on sea spray aerosol production and composition (de Leeuw et al., 2011) summarized the state of the art and remaining uncertainties.

Over forty scientists from six countries convened in Raleigh, NC on June 4-6 2012 to review the status and prospects of sea spray aerosol research. Participants were researchers from the oceanography and atmospheric science communities, including academia, private industry, and government agencies. The workshop was held with the primary objectives of (1) identifying the most critical open questions regarding sea spray aerosol and developing a list of priorities for conducting and facilitating novel research and (2) ranking the most pressing science questions based on their feasibility impact on reducing the current uncertainty ranges for different processes. The four main focus groups followed by the three breakout sessions determined the most urgent questions that would improve quantification of sea spray aerosol-radiation-climate interactions, with special emphasis on the production flux, number concentrations, chemical composition, nucleation properties, and optical properties.

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  author={Meskhidze, N. and Petters, M. D. and Tsigaridis, K. and Bates, T. and O'Dowd, C. and Reid, J. and Lewis, E. R. and Gantt, B. and Anguelova, M. D. and Bhave, P. V. and Bird, J. and Callaghan, A. H. and Ceburnis, D. and Chang, R. and Clarke, A. and de Leeuw, G. and Deane, G. and DeMott, P. J. and Elliot, S. and Facchini, M.-C. and Fairall, C. W. and Hawkins, L. and Hu, Y. and Hudson, J. G. and Johnson, M. S. and Kaku, K. C. and Keene, W. C. and Kieber, D. J. and Long, M. S. and Mårtensson, M. and Modini, R. L. and Osburn, C. L. and Prather, K. A. and Pszenny, A. and Rinaldi, M. and Russell, L. M. and Salter, M. and Sayer, A. M. and Smirnov, A. and Suda, S. R. and Toth, T. D. and Worsnop, D. R. and Wozniak, A. and Zorn, S. R.},
  title={Production mechanisms, number concentration, size distribution, chemical composition, and optical properties of sea spray aerosols},
  journal={Atmos. Sci. Lett.},

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ID  - me01200e
AU  - Meskhidze, N.
AU  - Petters, M. D.
AU  - Tsigaridis, K.
AU  - Bates, T.
AU  - O'Dowd, C.
AU  - Reid, J.
AU  - Lewis, E. R.
AU  - Gantt, B.
AU  - Anguelova, M. D.
AU  - Bhave, P. V.
AU  - Bird, J.
AU  - Callaghan, A. H.
AU  - Ceburnis, D.
AU  - Chang, R.
AU  - Clarke, A.
AU  - de Leeuw, G.
AU  - Deane, G.
AU  - DeMott, P. J.
AU  - Elliot, S.
AU  - Facchini, M.-C.
AU  - Fairall, C. W.
AU  - Hawkins, L.
AU  - Hu, Y.
AU  - Hudson, J. G.
AU  - Johnson, M. S.
AU  - Kaku, K. C.
AU  - Keene, W. C.
AU  - Kieber, D. J.
AU  - Long, M. S.
AU  - Mårtensson, M.
AU  - Modini, R. L.
AU  - Osburn, C. L.
AU  - Prather, K. A.
AU  - Pszenny, A.
AU  - Rinaldi, M.
AU  - Russell, L. M.
AU  - Salter, M.
AU  - Sayer, A. M.
AU  - Smirnov, A.
AU  - Suda, S. R.
AU  - Toth, T. D.
AU  - Worsnop, D. R.
AU  - Wozniak, A.
AU  - Zorn, S. R.
PY  - 2013
TI  - Production mechanisms, number concentration, size distribution, chemical composition, and optical properties of sea spray aerosols
JA  - Atmos. Sci. Lett.
VL  - 14
SP  - 207
EP  - 213
DO  - 10.1002/asl2.441
ER  -

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