Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7899–7916, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7899-2016

Special issue: NETCARE (Network on Aerosols and Climate: Addressing Key Uncertainties...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7899–7916, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7899-2016

Research article 29 Jun 2016

Research article | 29 Jun 2016

Ship emissions measurement in the Arctic by plume intercepts of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen from the Polar 6 aircraft platform

Amir A. Aliabadi et al.

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For the first time, ship emissions of an ice-breaker, the Amundsen, is characterized while breaking ice in the Canadian Arctic using the plume intercepts by the Polar 6 aircraft. The study is novel, estimating lower plume expansion rates over the stable Arctic marine boundary layer and different emissions factors for oxides of nitrogen, black carbon, and carbon monoxide, compared to plume intercept studies in mid latitudes. These results can inform policy making and emission inventory datasets.
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