Bubble bursting

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bubble bursting

Process of bursting of air bubbles, rising to the ocean surface after a breaking wave, leading to breaking of a thin film cap and, for bubbles greater than a few millimeters in diameter, subsequent ejection of a Raleigh jet.

These particles evaporate to leave residues that may act as cloud condensation nuclei in air of maritime origin.

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