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Sulfur modifies climate

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Abstract

A study of how sulfur gases from the ocean modify climate by influencing cloud reflectivity will be done April 2–27 off the coast of Washington state by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Scientists on the NOAA research vessel McArthur and a research aircraft from the University of Washington will measure sulfur compounds in the ocean and overlying atmosphere to calculate the rate of emission of the compounds from the ocean. Oxidized sulfur gases and particles in the atmosphere will also be measured to study the growth and formation of cloud condensation nuclei.