Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5589-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5589-2019
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30 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2019

Characterization of aerosol growth events over Ellesmere Island during the summers of 2015 and 2016

Samantha Tremblay, Jean-Christophe Picard, Jill O. Bachelder, Erik Lutsch, Kimberly Strong, Pierre Fogal, W. Richard Leaitch, Sangeeta Sharma, Felicia Kolonjari, Christopher J. Cox, Rachel Y.-W. Chang, and Patrick L. Hayes

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Atmospheric aerosols, tiny airborne particles, have an important impact on climate. However, a lack of understanding of the chemistry of aerosols is one of the largest contributors to uncertainty in predictions of climate change. Measurements of aerosols were carried out in the Arctic at Eureka Station, Canada, to better understand what role aerosols play in this fragile environment. It is found that organic aerosols, possibly originating from marine emissions, are ubiquitous during summertime.
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