Articles | Volume 21, issue 21
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16593-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16593-2021
Research article
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12 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 12 Nov 2021

Influence of springtime atmospheric circulation types on the distribution of air pollutants in the Arctic

Manu Anna Thomas, Abhay Devasthale, and Tiina Nygård

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The impact of transported pollutants and their spatial distribution in the Arctic are governed by the local atmospheric circulation or weather states. Therefore, we investigated eight different atmospheric circulation types observed during the spring season in the Arctic. Using satellite and reanalysis datasets, this study provides a comprehensive assessment of the typical circulation patterns that can lead to enhanced or reduced pollution concentrations in the different sectors of the Arctic.
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