Peer-reviewed publications on this topic:
Non-volatile marine and non-refractory continental sources of particle-phase amine during the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) (DOI)
Veronica Z. Berta, Lynn M. Russell, Derek J. Price, Chia-Li Chen, Alex K. Y. Lee, Patricia K. Quinn, Timothy S. Bates, Thomas G. Bell, and Michael J. Behrenfeld
This paper compares measurements of organic amine using two complementary techniques, High Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (HR-ToF-AMS) and Fourier Transform Infrared Radiation (FTIR) Spectroscopy. Non-refractory (NR) amine fragments characterized by CxHyNp fragments measured by the AMS in the North Atlantic were found to have a continental source due to consistent correlations with tracers for oxidation indicating long-range transport and anthropogenic tracers including black carbon, nitrate, radon, and non-sea-salt potassium. Non-volatile (NV) amine groups characterized by N-H bonds measured by FTIR were found to have a marine source due to moderate-strong correlations with marine-derived tracers including chlorophyll a, chloride, sea salt, seawater DMS, and wind speed.