The Air Sea Connection
How are the ocean and the atmosphere connected?
How does the ocean affect the weather?
What effect does the atmosphere have on the ocean?
When winds are strong enough to produce spray and whitecaps, tiny droplets of ocean water are thrown up into the atmosphere where some evaporate, leaving microscopic grains of salt buoyed by the turbulence of the air. These tiny particles may become nuclei for the condensation of water vapor to form fogs and clouds.