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AIR–SEA EXCHANGE

Big potential for tiny droplets

Sea spray droplets contribute to the exchange of gases between the oceans and atmosphere. Accounting for this spray-mediated pathway may provide more accurate modelling of air–sea interactions and the ocean response to climate change.

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Fig. 1: Breaking waves, sea spray droplets and gas-exchange pathways.

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Anguelova, M.D. Big potential for tiny droplets. Nat. Geosci. 14, 543–544 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00801-5

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