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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1-2017
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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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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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