Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11599–11622, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11599-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11599–11622, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11599-2018

Research article 16 Aug 2018

Research article | 16 Aug 2018

Seasonality of aerosol optical properties in the Arctic

Lauren Schmeisser et al.

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Time series of aerosol light-absorption coefficients from Aethalometers at six Arctic stations between 2012 and 2014 J. Backman, L. Schmeisser, A. Virkkula, J. A. Ogren, E. Asmi, S. Starkweather, S. Sharma, K. Eleftheriadis, S. Vratolis, T. Uttal, P. Tunved, A. Jefferson, M. Bergin, A. Makshtas, and M. Fiebig https://doi.org/10.21336/gen.1

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This paper presents pan-Arctic seasonality of in-situ-measured aerosol optical properties from six surface monitoring sites. The analysis provides insight into aerosol annual variability throughout the region – something that is not possible using only measurements from satellite or temporary aircraft campaigns. This paper shows that the large spatiotemporal variability in aerosol optical properties needs to be taken into account in order to properly represent Arctic climate.
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