Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6153–6175, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6153-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6153–6175, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6153-2017
Research article
19 May 2017
Research article | 19 May 2017

New particle formation in the Svalbard region 2006–2015

Jost Heintzenberg et al.

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Events of new particle formation (NPF) were analyzed objectively in a 10-year data set of hourly particle size distributions recorded on Mt. Zeppelin, Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Three different types of NPF events were identified that were hypothesized to be different expressions of related source processes. Back trajectories and ancillary atmospheric and marine data strongly point to marine biogenic sources causing new particle formation in the summer Arctic.
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