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Potassium Aerosols

Potassium is an alkali metal that occurs naturally bound to other elements in seawater and minerals. Mineral aerosols, such as Saharan dust and sea salt, can be the source of water-soluble potassium. Video 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 >> Climate
SVS >> Dust
SVS >> Global Warming
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols >> Cloud Condensation Nuclei
SVS >> Climate Change
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