Articles | Volume 17, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11803–11818, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11803–11818, 2017

Research article 06 Oct 2017

Research article | 06 Oct 2017

Impacts of large-scale atmospheric circulation changes in winter on black carbon transport and deposition to the Arctic

Luca Pozzoli et al.

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We investigated how the changes in atmospheric circulation of the Northern Hemisphere in winter, due to sea-ice retreat and increasing temperatures in the Arctic, may have also impacted black carbon transport and deposition to the Arctic, which may further accelerate the snow and sea-ice melting. The anthropogenic emission reductions applied in the last decades in Europe and North America were, therefore, crucial to counterbalance the most likely trend of increasing pollution in the Arctic.
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