A Marine Aerosol Reference Tank system as a breaking wave analogue for the production of foam and sea-spray aerosols

TitleA Marine Aerosol Reference Tank system as a breaking wave analogue for the production of foam and sea-spray aerosols
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsStokes MD, Deane GB, Prather K, Bertram TH, Ruppel MJ, Ryder OS, Brady JM, Zhao D
JournalAtmospheric Measurement Techniques
Volume6
Pagination1085-1094
Date Published2013/04
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1867-1381
Accession NumberWOS:000318429000017
Keywordsbubble plumes; hygroscopic growth; parameterization; particles; reactive uptake; salt; spectra; surface
Abstract

In order to better understand the processes governing the production of marine aerosols a repeatable, controlled method for their generation is required. The Marine Aerosol Reference Tank (MART) has been designed to closely approximate oceanic conditions by producing an evolving bubble plume and surface foam patch. The tank utilizes an intermittently plunging sheet of water and large volume tank reservoir to simulate turbulence, plume and foam formation, and the water flow is monitored volumetrically and acoustically to ensure the repeatability of conditions.

DOI10.5194/amt-6-1085-2013
Short TitleAtmos. Meas. Tech.