Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10361–10377, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10361-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10361–10377, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-10361-2019

Research article 15 Aug 2019

Research article | 15 Aug 2019

Deposition of ionic species and black carbon to the Arctic snowpack: combining snow pit observations with modeling

Hans-Werner Jacobi et al.

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Snow pit Kongsvegen 2012 H.-W. Jacobi https://doi.org/10.6096/parcs.12

Snow pit Austre Lovenbren 2012 H.-W. Jacobi https://doi.org/10.6096/parcs.13

Meteorological data Kongsvegen AWS H.-W. Jacobi and F. Obleitner https://doi.org/10.6096/parcs.17

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By combining atmospheric, precipitation, and snow measurements with snowpack simulations for a high Arctic site in Svalbard, we find that during wintertime the transfer of sea salt components to the snowpack was largely dominated by wet deposition. However, dry deposition contributed significantly for nitrate, non-sea-salt sulfate, and black carbon. The comparison of monthly deposition and snow budgets indicates an important redistribution of the impurities in the snowpack even during winter.
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