Xploration ISAMO has achieved another significant milestone, advancing climate science with a remarkable publication this week in the authoritative PNAS journal for high-impact and original research.
The published study explores the effects of Saharan dust clouds on atmospheric methane and indicates Sahara dust can enhance removal of methane. Its findings have potentially far-reaching implications for understanding the global methane budget and reasons behind the accelerating increase in atmospheric methane.
This accomplishment owes its success to a shared commitment to leverage collective human potential and collaborative exploration towards a common goal, combining the invaluable contributions of passionate seafarers, atmospheric observatories and dedicated scientists in Europe and the US, helping advance research by collecting and analyzing over 500 air samples across the North Atlantic.
With: Crews of Stolt Tankers and Maersk Tankers, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Utrecht University, CSIC, OceansX, Acacia Impact Innovation BV, Cornell University, Spark Climate Solutions, Matthew Johnson, Maarten Herpen, van, Qinyi Li, Jesper Baldtzer Liisberg, Thomas Röckmann, Carina van der Veen, Chloe Brashear, Alphonso Saiz Lopez, Jan-Berend Stuut, Berend van de Kraats, Steen Sander Jacobsen, David Mann, Erika Reinhardt, Hans Bouchier, Alex Wong, Natalie M. Mahowald, Peter Hess, Daphne Meidan, Carlos A. Cuevas, Rafael P. Fernandez, John E. Mak
Read the full publication on “Photocatalytic chlorine atom production on mineral dust–sea spray aerosols over the North Atlantic” here: https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.2303974120
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