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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15859–15877, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15859-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15859–15877, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15859-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 06 Nov 2018

Research article | 06 Nov 2018

Long-range transport of volcanic aerosol from the 2010 Merapi tropical eruption to Antarctica

Xue Wu et al.

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AR by Xue Wu on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Sep 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Sep 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Oct 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
AR by Xue Wu on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Oct 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
AR by Xue Wu on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Oct 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
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Volcanic aerosol is an important source of sulfur for Antarctica, where local sources of sulfur are rare. Midlatitude and high-latitude volcanism can directly influence the aerosol budget of the polar stratosphere, but tropical volcanic eruptions can also enhance polar aerosols by transport. Our study investigates pathway and transport processes of volcanic aerosol from the tropics to the lower stratosphere over Antarctica by combining Lagrangian transport simulation and satellite observations.
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