Marine source of oxygenated volatile organic compounds

Shipboard measurements of atmospheric oxygenated volatile organic compounds (OVOCs) in the Canadian Arctic and Baffin Bay during summer 2014 indicate that OVOC concentrations increased with oceanic dissolved organic matter concentrations, suggesting that OVOCs stem from a marine source, and the correlated diurnal cycles of OVOC concentrations and solar radiation imply that the OVOC source is photomediated; the findings are relevant to secondary organic aerosol formation in remote marine environments and global climate. - Read at PNAS

Article #16-20571: “Microlayer source of oxygenated volatile organic compounds in the summertime marine Arctic boundary layer,” by Emma Mungall et al.