Maritime aerosol

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maritime aerosol

Aerosol produced by processes taking place near the ocean surface.

Air entrained by breaking ocean waves (visible as whitecaps) forms bubbles that break at the water surface. The whitecaps produce a fine aerosol; the Rayleigh jet produces coarser particles that are carried aloft by the turbulent eddies of the winds. Aerosol also forms from chemical reaction of ocean-produced gases.
See continental aerosol.

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