Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3575–3603, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3575-2015

Special issue: POLARCAT (Polar Study using Aircraft, Remote Sensing, Surface...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3575–3603, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3575-2015

Research article 31 Mar 2015

Research article | 31 Mar 2015

Multi-model study of chemical and physical controls on transport of anthropogenic and biomass burning pollution to the Arctic

S. A. Monks et al.

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Short summary
Multi-model simulations of Arctic CO, O3 and OH are evaluated using observations. Models show highly variable concentrations but the relative importance of emission regions and types is robust across the models, demonstrating the importance of biomass burning as a source. Idealised tracer experiments suggest that some of the model spread is due to variations in simulated transport from Europe in winter and from Asia throughout the year.
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