Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6959–6969, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6959–6969, 2018

Research article 17 May 2018

Research article | 17 May 2018

High time-resolved radon progeny measurements in the Arctic region (Svalbard islands, Norway): results and potentialities

Roberto Salzano et al.

Data sets

Components of radon progeny in the air at the Gruvebadet observatory in Ny-Alesund (Svalbard islands, Norway) during the melting and the summer season in 2015 Roberto Salzano, Antonello Pasini, Antonietta Ianniello, Mauro Mazzola, Rita Traversi, and Roberto Udisti

Short summary
The radon progeny can describe the circulation of air masses in the Arctic region, evidencing a seasonality and stability dynamics that can influence the persistence of pollutants in the lower layer of the atmosphere. This paper, for the first time, considered high-time resolved radon-progeny measurements in the Arctic region. These data were used for tracing air masses in terms of age, origin, permafrost dynamics, seasonality and local effects.
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