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The Influence of Wind on Sea-Salt Aerosol Production and Reduced Visibility

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Title:The Influence of Wind on Sea-Salt Aerosol Production and Reduced Visibility
Authors:Timmerman, Ross
Contributors:Clarke, Antony (advisor)
Oceanography (department)
Global Environmental Science (department)
Keywords:sea salt aerosol
climate change
computer modeling
Date Issued:2007
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Place of Publication:Honolulu
Abstract:Aerosols have been recognized as a major source of uncertainty in climate change
models. Wind and precipitation can influence the near surface sea-salt aerosol visibility
and satellite derived radiances over the open ocean. Quantifying this role of sea-salt is
important for a more complete understanding of aerosols and their effect on climate
change (aerosol indirect and direct effects). Here, autonomous ship-based instruments
measured meteorological parameters, in-situ and column aerosol light extinction, aerosol
size distributions and number concentrations. There was a correlation between wind
speed, aerosol production, and light extinction. These relationships must be accounted for
in models of radiative transfer and climate for marine regions.
Pages/Duration:33 pages
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Rights Holder:Timmerman, Ross
Appears in Collections: Global Environmental Science Theses

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