The ABC's of the sea surface microlayer: Aerosols, Bubbles, and Composition

The sea surface microlayer is an important interface controlling the transfer of energy, material and gases between the oceans and the atmosphere, and has been a primary focus of the SOLAS programme since its inception. The five SOLAS themes all include processes that affect and are affected by the sea-surface microlayer, including marine ecology, photochemistry, free radical/thermal chemistry, greenhouse gases and gas exchange, primary aerosol production, and atmospheric deposition. Therefore, the sea surface is one of five cross-cutting themes explored in the new United States SOLAS Science Plan, which was released in 2021. This seminar highlights some recent work at this exciting interface.

Time:
14:00-16:00 UTC-5, Friday, 27th January 2023
Online
 

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Host:
United States Ocean Atmosphere Interaction Committee (OAIC) and Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry (OCB)
Conveners:
Rachel Stanley (Department of Chemistry, Wellesley College, United States)
Yuan Gao (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, United States)
 

Speakers

Sarah Brooks
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, United States
 
Title: Influence of the sea surface microlayer composition on cloud formation
 
Luc Deike
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, United States
 
Title: Ocean spray aerosols generation: from breaking waves to bursting bubbles
 
Andrew Wozniak
School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, United States
 
Title: Untargeted, high resolution mass spectrometry for characterizing surfactant organic matter in the sea surface microlayer
 

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