Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Research article
03 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 03 Jan 2019

Aircraft-based measurements of High Arctic springtime aerosol show evidence for vertically varying sources, transport and composition

Megan D. Willis, Heiko Bozem, Daniel Kunkel, Alex K. Y. Lee, Hannes Schulz, Julia Burkart, Amir A. Aliabadi, Andreas B. Herber, W. Richard Leaitch, and Jonathan P. D. Abbatt

Data sets

NETCARE 2015 POLAR6 aircraft campaign J. P. D. Abbatt, W. R. Leaitch, A. B. Herber, A. K. Bertram, J. P. Blanchet, A. Korolev, J. Burkart, H. Bozem, M. D. Willis, A. K. Y. Lee, H. Schulz, S. Hanna, A. A. Aliabadi, and R. Staebler

ECLIPSE V5 global emission fields International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

MODIS Collection 6 NRT Hotspot/Active Fire Detections MCD14DL NASA

Sea ice remote sensing using AMSR-E 89-GHz channels ( G. Spreen, L. Kaleschke, and G. Heygster

Short summary
The vertical distribution of Arctic aerosol is an important driver of its climate impacts. We present vertically resolved measurements of aerosol composition and properties made in the High Arctic during spring on an aircraft platform. We explore how aerosol properties are related to transport history and show evidence of vertical trends in aerosol sources, transport mechanisms and composition. These results will help us to better understand aerosol–climate interactions in the Arctic.
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