Corrigendum: Resolving the abundance and air-sea fluxes of airborne microorganisms in the North Atlantic Ocean [Front. Microbiol. 2014, 5, 557.]. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00557

Eva Mayol, María A. Jiménez, Gerhard J. Herndl, Carlos M. Duarte, Jesús M. Arrieta

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We found an implementation error in the calculation of the deposition velocity (vd) which, in turn, affected all the estimated vd-depending parameters (deposition flux, residence time, and traveled distance by microorganisms). Deposition fluxes are now somewhat lower than previously estimated, resulting in residence times and traveled distances longer than those previously estimated. In addition, the spray fluxes were calculated using a spray generation function (dF/dro) valid for droplets of radii between 0.5 and 12 μm proposed by Blanchard (1963) and Gathman (1982) as corrected by Andreas et al. (1995). However, in the calculation of dF/dro, we exceeded this valid range of radii given that we included droplets with radii from 0.2 μm according to the small size of some microbial cells. Thus, a different formulation of dF/dro, developed by Gong (2003), is now used for the estimation of spray fluxes of microbes, which is valid even for small droplets from a radius of 0.07 μm.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFrontiers in Microbiology
Volume8
Issue numberOCT
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Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2017

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Corrigendum : Resolving the abundance and air-sea fluxes of airborne microorganisms in the North Atlantic Ocean [Front. Microbiol. 2014, 5, 557.]. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00557. / Mayol, Eva; Jiménez, María A.; Herndl, Gerhard J.; Duarte, Carlos M.; Arrieta, Jesús M.

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 8, No. OCT, 13.10.2017.

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