Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7287-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7287-2015
Research article
 | 
07 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 07 Jul 2015

800-year ice-core record of nitrogen deposition in Svalbard linked to ocean productivity and biogenic emissions

I. A. Wendl, A. Eichler, E. Isaksson, T. Martma, and M. Schwikowski

Related authors

Optimized method for black carbon analysis in ice and snow using the Single Particle Soot Photometer
I. A. Wendl, J. A. Menking, R. Färber, M. Gysel, S. D. Kaspari, M. J. G. Laborde, and M. Schwikowski
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 2667–2681, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-2667-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-2667-2014, 2014

Related subject area

Subject: Aerosols | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Chemistry (chemical composition and reactions)
Roles of marine biota in the formation of atmospheric bioaerosols, cloud condensation nuclei, and ice-nucleating particles over the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean
Kaori Kawana, Fumikazu Taketani, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Yutaka Tobo, Yoko Iwamoto, Takuma Miyakawa, Akinori Ito, and Yugo Kanaya
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 1777–1799, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1777-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1777-2024, 2024
Short summary
Evolution of nucleophilic high molecular-weight organic compounds in ambient aerosols: a case study
Chen He, Hanxiong Che, Zier Bao, Yiliang Liu, Qing Li, Miao Hu, Jiawei Zhou, Shumin Zhang, Xiaojiang Yao, Quan Shi, Chunmao Chen, Yan Han, Lingshuo Meng, Xin Long, Fumo Yang, and Yang Chen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 1627–1639, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1627-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1627-2024, 2024
Short summary
Fractional solubility of iron in mineral dust aerosols over coastal Namibia: a link to marine biogenic emissions?
Karine Desboeufs, Paola Formenti, Raquel Torres-Sánchez, Kerstin Schepanski, Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, Hendrik Andersen, Jan Cermak, Stefanie Feuerstein, Benoit Laurent, Danitza Klopper, Andreas Namwoonde, Mathieu Cazaunau, Servanne Chevaillier, Anaïs Feron, Cécile Mirande-Bret, Sylvain Triquet, and Stuart J. Piketh
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 1525–1541, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1525-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1525-2024, 2024
Short summary
Real-world observations of reduced nitrogen and ultrafine particles in commercial cooking organic aerosol emissions
Sunhye Kim, Jo Machesky, Drew R. Gentner, and Albert A. Presto
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 1281–1298, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1281-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1281-2024, 2024
Short summary
Source apportionment of PM2.5 in Montréal, Canada, and health risk assessment for potentially toxic elements
Nansi Fakhri, Robin Stevens, Arnold Downey, Konstantina Oikonomou, Jean Sciare, Charbel Afif, and Patrick L. Hayes
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 1193–1212, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1193-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1193-2024, 2024
Short summary

Cited articles

Abram, N. J., Wolff, E. W., and Curran, M. A. J.: A review of sea ice proxy information from polar ice cores, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 79, 168–183, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.01.011, 2013.
Adams, P. J., Seinfeld, J. H., and Koch, D. M.: Global concentrations of tropospheric sulfate, nitrate, and ammonium aerosol simulated in a general circulation model, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 104, 13791–13823, https://doi.org/10.1029/1999JD900083, 1999.
Baltensperger, U., Schwikowski, M., Gäggeler, H. W., Jost, D. T., Beer, J., Siegenthaler, U., Wagenbach, D., Hofmann, H. J., and Synal, H. A.: Transfer of atmospheric constituents into an alpine snow field, Atmos. Environ. A-Gen., 27, 1881–1890, https://doi.org/10.1016/0960-1686(93)90293-8, 1993.
Beaudon, E., Moore, J. C., Martma, T., Pohjola, V. A., Van De Wal, R. S. W., Kohler, J., and Isaksson, E.: Lomonosovfonna and Holtedahlfonna ice cores reveal east–west disparities of the Spitsbergen environment since AD 1700, J. Glaciol., 59, 1069–1083, https://doi.org/10.3189/2013JoG12J203, 2013.
Becagli, S., Castellano, E., Cerri, O., Curran, M., Frezzotti, M., Marino, F., Morganti, A., Proposito, M., Severi, M., and Traversi, R.: Methanesulphonic acid (MSA) stratigraphy from a Talos Dome ice core as a tool in depicting sea ice changes and southern atmospheric circulation over the previous 140 years, Atmos. Environ., 43, 1051–1058, 2009.
Download
Short summary
Nitrate and ammonium ice core records from Lomonosovfonna, Svalbard, indicated anthropogenic pollution from Eurasia as major source during the 20th century. In pre-industrial times nitrate is correlated with methane sulfonate, which we explain with a fertilising effect, presumably triggered by enhanced atmospheric nitrogen input to the ocean. Eurasia was likely the main source area also of pre-industrial nitrate, but for ammonium, biogenic emissions from Siberian boreal forests were dominant.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint