Karolina Seigel Review seminar


Karolina Seigel
PhD student at MISU


Organic Sea Spray Aerosol: Diversity and Hygroscopicity


Sea spray aerosol (SSA) is a natural source of aerosol, derived from wave-breaking and
bubble bursting at the sea-air interface. Primary SSA consists of an inorganic (sea salt) and an organic part (e.g. viruses, bacteria, saccharides and fatty acids), where the organic part is a result of marine microbiological activity in the surface microlayer (SML) of the ocean.
Global climate models tend to make the assumption that primary organic SSA particles from a single source exhibit the same cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) characteristics, but
Cochran et al. (2017) have shown that the connection between SSA and ocean biology is far
more complex.


Time and Place

Thursday April 26th 2018, 14.15
Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor