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dc.contributor.authorFERRERO L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCAPPELLETTI DAVIDen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBUSETTO MAURIZIOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMAZZOLA MAUROen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLUPI ANGELOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLANCONELLI CHRISTIANen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBECAGLI SILVIAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTRAVERSI RITAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCAIAZZO LAURAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGIARDI FABIOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMORONI BEATRICEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCROCCHIANTI STEFANOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFIERZ MARTINen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMOCNIK GRISAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSANGIORGI GIORGIAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPERRONE M. G.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMATURILLI MARIONen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVITALE VITOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorUDISTI ROBERTOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBOLZACCHINI EZIOen_GB
dc.identifier.citationATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS vol. 16 no. 19 p. 12601-12629en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1680-7316 (online)en_GB
dc.description.abstractWe present results from a systematic study of vertical profiles of aerosol number size distribution and black carbon (BC) concentrations conducted in the Arctic, over Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard). The campaign lasted 2 years (2011–2012) and resulted in 200 vertical profiles measured by means of a tethered balloon (up to 1200 m a.g.l.) during the spring and summer seasons. In addition, chemical analysis of filter samples, aerosol size distribution and a full set of meteorological parameters were determined at ground. The collected experimental data allowed a classification of the vertical profiles into different typologies, which allowed us to describe the seasonal phenomenology of vertical aerosol properties in the Arctic. During spring, four main types of profiles were found and their behavior was related to the main aerosol and atmospheric dynamics occurring at the measuring site. Background conditions generated homogenous profiles. Transport events caused an increase of aerosol concentration with altitude. High Arctic haze pollution trapped below thermal inversions promoted a decrease of aerosol concentration with altitude. Finally, ground-based plumes of locally formed secondary aerosol determined profiles with decreasing aerosol concentration located at different altitude as a function of size. During the summer season, the impact from shipping caused aerosol and BC pollution plumes to be constrained close to the ground, indicating that increasing shipping emissions in the Arctic could bring anthropogenic aerosol and BC in the Arctic summer, affecting the climate.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.D.6-Knowledge for Sustainable Development and Food Securityen_GB
dc.titleVertical profiles of aerosol and black carbon in the Arctic: a seasonal phenomenology along 2 years (2011–2012) of field campaignsen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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