Articles | Volume 21, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15783–15808, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15783-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15783–15808, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15783-2021
Research article
22 Oct 2021
Research article | 22 Oct 2021

The unexpected smoke layer in the High Arctic winter stratosphere during MOSAiC 2019–2020

Kevin Ohneiser et al.

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The highlight of the lidar measurements during the 1-year MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition of the German icebreaker Polarstern (October 2019–October 2020) was the detection of a persistent, 10 km deep Siberian wildfire smoke layer in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) from about 7–8 km to 17–18 km height that could potentially have impacted the record-breaking ozone depletion over the Arctic in the spring of 2020.
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