Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Research article
21 May 2015
Research article |  | 21 May 2015

Iodine observed in new particle formation events in the Arctic atmosphere during ACCACIA

J. D. Allan, P. I. Williams, J. Najera, J. D. Whitehead, M. J. Flynn, J. W. Taylor, D. Liu, E. Darbyshire, L. J. Carpenter, R. Chance, S. J. Andrews, S. C. Hackenberg, and G. McFiggans


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AR by James Allan on behalf of the Authors (17 Mar 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Apr 2015) by William Thomas Sturges
AR by James Allan on behalf of the Authors (30 Apr 2015)  Manuscript 
Short summary
New particle formation (NPF) is an important contributor to aerosol number concentrations in the Arctic and thus has a major role in dictating cloud properties and climate in this region. Here we present direct evidence that the oxidation of iodine in the atmosphere causes NPF in the Greenland Sea. This is important because this is a NPF mechanism that has not previously been considered in modelling studies at these latitudes.
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