Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14055–14073, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14055-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14055–14073, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14055-2017

Research article 24 Nov 2017

Research article | 24 Nov 2017

Year-round record of bulk and size-segregated aerosol composition in central Antarctica (Concordia site) – Part 2: Biogenic sulfur (sulfate and methanesulfonate) aerosol

Michel Legrand et al.

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Short summary
Levels of MSA and sulfate at inland Antarctica are documented from multiple year-round records of bulk and size-segregated aerosol samplings. A striking difference in the seasonality of sulfur aerosol composition, characterized by a MSA to nssSO4 ratio reaching a minimum in summer over the Antarctic plateau (0.05) and a maximum at the coast (up to 0.40), is clearly established. An efficient chemical destruction of MSA is suggested to take place over the Antarctic plateau in summer.
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