Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
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02 Jan 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 02 Jan 2017

A missing source of aerosols in Antarctica – beyond long-range transport, phytoplankton, and photochemistry

Michael R. Giordano, Lars E. Kalnajs, Anita Avery, J. Douglas Goetz, Sean M. Davis, and Peter F. DeCarlo


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AR by Peter DeCarlo on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Sep 2016) by Manabu Shiraiwa
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Oct 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Oct 2016) by Manabu Shiraiwa
AR by Peter DeCarlo on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Nov 2016) by Manabu Shiraiwa
Short summary
This paper summarizes two field measurements of particles and gases made in coastal Antarctica and represents the first real-time composition measurements of particles in this understudied area of the world. Using the combined data from both field measurements, we find that there is a constant background of particles in coastal Antarctica and that they are mostly sulfate. Seasonal transitions from winter to spring add additional particles, and that from spring to summer adds additional sulfate.
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