Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Research article
28 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 28 Aug 2015

Atmospheric black carbon and sulfate concentrations in Northeast Greenland

A. Massling, I. E. Nielsen, D. Kristensen, J. H. Christensen, L. L. Sørensen, B. Jensen, Q. T. Nguyen, J. K. Nøjgaard, M. Glasius, and H. Skov

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Aerosols particles reach via long-range transport the high Arctic and have significant impacts on Arctic climate. This article demonstrates the comparison of measured and modeled aerosol mass concentrations for black carbon and sulfate particles at a high Arctic site. Based on the findings aging processes during transport seem to prolong the lifetimes of the two species and favor the possibility for their transport to the high Arctic.
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