Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2185–2206, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2185–2206, 2016

Research article 25 Feb 2016

Research article | 25 Feb 2016

Unexpectedly high ultrafine aerosol concentrations above East Antarctic sea ice

R. S. Humphries et al.


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Short summary
This work represents the first observational study of atmospheric sub-micron aerosols in the East Antarctic pack ice region and found springtime aerosol concentrations were higher than any observed elsewhere in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region. Further analysis suggested these aerosols formed in the Antarctic free troposphere. Their subsequent transport to the Southern Ocean, as suggest by trajectory analyses, could help to reduce the discrepancy in the radiative budget in the region.
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