Accession Number:

ADA551573

Title:

Source Strength and Scattering Properties of Organic Marine Aerosols

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

My long term goal is to quantify the role played by sea salt in radiative scattering in the marine environment. This project studies the number of aerosol particles produced from sea salt under different marine conditions. Studying the chemical composition of those particles provides important information about their behavior in the atmosphere. I would like to see if whether the number of sea salt particles observed in field projects can be predicted by current parameterizations of particle flux based on wind speed. I will test whether other parameters are also important determinants of sea salt particle concentrations. I also want to establish what the compositions of sea salt particles are. I want to know what role the presence of organic species may play in the hygroscopicity of particles.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE