Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8571–8587, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8571-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8571–8587, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8571-2018

Research article 18 Jun 2018

Research article | 18 Jun 2018

High summertime aerosol organic functional group concentrations from marine and seabird sources at Ross Island, Antarctica, during AWARE

Jun Liu et al.

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Organic and Elemental Composition of Submicron Aerosol Particles during AWARE at McMurdo Station, Antarctica Jun Liu, Savannah Lewis, and Lynn M. Russell https://doi.org/10.6075/J0WM1BKV

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Observations of the organic components of the natural aerosol are scarce in Antarctica, which limits our understanding of natural aerosols and their connection to cloud albedo. We took yearlong measurements of organic aerosols at McMurdo Station. The natural organic aerosol was 150 times higher in summer than in winter. We showed the natural sources of OM were characterized by amide, which may be from seabird populations. Acid was high in summer and likely formed by secondary reactions.
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