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Connecting That Salty Sea Smell and Climate Change - ACS Headline Science

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Published on Jun 22, 2015

There’s nothing like the smell of salty sea air over summer vacation. But instead of frolicking on the beach, a group of chemists is researching the compounds inside that air. Sea spray aerosols (SSAs) are created with every breaking wave. Kimberly Prather, Ph.D., Timothy Bertram and their teams have discovered in research published in ACS Central Science that SSAs have a huge impact on the planet’s climate.

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Original research:
Microbial Control of Sea Spray Aerosol Composition: A Tale of Two Blooms- http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/a...

For more on the effects of cloud seeding on climate change, check out Timothy Bertram's article from the same issue:

The Impact of Aerosol Particle Mixing State on the Hygroscopicity of Sea Spray Aerosol
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/a...

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