Earth  ID: 10390

Sea Salt Aerosols

Aerosols are complex particles; they can occur in nature but can also be generated by humans. One source of naturally-occurring aerosols is the ocean-wave activity which propels salt particles into the air. These particles then serve as cloud condensation nuclei and lead to cloud formation. Sea salt still image courtesy of Chere Petty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; NSF grant DBI-0722569

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Megan Willy (IRC/UMBC): Lead Animator
Maria Frostic (UMBC): Producer
Michael Mishchenko (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Chere Petty (UMBC): Videographer
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Chere Petty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County NSF grant DBI-0722569.

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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Global Warming
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols >> Cloud Condensation Nuclei
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