Copper in Aerosol Particles Produced by the Ocean

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Science  27 Oct 1978:
Vol. 202, Issue 4366, pp. 429-430
DOI: 10.1126/science.202.4366.429


Measurements of particulate copper in the atmosphere near the island of Tasmania indicate that the ocean is a source of atmospheric copper. A biogenic agent may be responsible for the approximately 20,000-fold enrichment of copper during aerosol production from the ocean.