Impact of organic matter in sea salt particles on climate through atmospheric chemistry
It is known that organic matter is concentrated in sea salt particles with a particle size of 1 µm or less generated from the sea surface. Organic matter in sea salt particles not only affects the ability to act as cloud nuclei, but also chemically reacts with climate change-related substances such as dimethyl sulfide (iso smell) through chemical reactions when mixed with other particles and gases. It also affects. We analyze the types of organic matter contained in sea salt particles collected in the Pacific Ocean to investigate the atmospheric chemical reaction processes of organic matter in sea salt particles and how they affect the climate.
Sakata et al., in preparation.