Special Issue: Surface Ocean Aerosol Production (SOAP)
Establishing the relationship between marine boundary layer aerosols and surface water biogeochemistry is required to understand aerosol and cloud production processes over the remote ocean and represent them more accurately in earth system models and global climate projections. This was addressed by the SOAP (Surface Ocean Aerosol Production) campaign, which examined air – sea interaction over biologically productive frontal waters east of New Zealand.
SOAP is a NZ SOLAS project that investigated the relationship between phytoplankton biomass and species distribution, and the flux of gases to the atmosphere which are related to cloud formation.
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