Articles | Volume 17, issue 20
Research article
19 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 19 Oct 2017

Sub-micrometer refractory carbonaceous particles in the polar stratosphere

Katharina Schütze, James Charles Wilson, Stephan Weinbruch, Nathalie Benker, Martin Ebert, Gebhard Günther, Ralf Weigel, and Stephan Borrmann


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ED: Publish as is (14 Sep 2017) by Harald Saathoff
Short summary
Stratospheric particles were collected in the polar stratosphere in winter 1999/2000. Besides the well-studied volatile particles from that region, the main findings of this study are stable carbonaceous particles in the sub-micrometer size range. In addition to carbon, many particles show the elements Si, Fe, Cr and Ni to a minor amount. Based on exclusion, carbonaceous material from IDPs and residues from meteoric ablation and fragmentation remain as the most probable sources.
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