Articles | Volume 9, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4257–4267, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-4257-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4257–4267, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-4257-2016

Research article 01 Sep 2016

Research article | 01 Sep 2016

A miniature Marine Aerosol Reference Tank (miniMART) as a compact breaking wave analogue

M. Dale Stokes et al.

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A small breaking wave and foam simulator has been fabricated that allows the continuous analysis of the produced marine aerosols. Based on the original Marine Aerosol Reference Tank (MART) the miniature version allows the culturing of delicate planktonic organisms because it operates without a large, sheer-inducing pump. This allows the study of marine aerosol production and the effects of biologically controlled seawater chemistry under controlled and repeatable experimental conditions.