Bounding the role of aerosols on the Arctic climate with in situ observations

The Atmospheric Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the IGBP core project International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) are co-sponosoring a workshop this spring on Future Directions for Arctic Air Pollution Research.  Invitees will represent research conducted at the long-term Arctic surface sites, Arctic field campaigns, and the modeling community.  


The IASOA working group on Aerosols has summarized the Arctic black carbon science questions...

IASOA black carbon experts contributed to the 2013 Arctic Report Card.

Most IASOA observatories are measuring aerosols. Some instruments, like the aethalometer, specifically target equivalent black carbon.

This presentation was given at the first IASOA Equivalent Black Carbon workshop in Vancouver, CA. It presents proposed steps forward for utilizing the historical records of aethalometer data to begin to bound the impact of Arctic Black Carbon.

This study examined the information preferences of a range of Arctic Black Carbon information stakeholders.

The IASOA Black Carbon working group is closely coordinated with the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Aerosol program.

Publication Highlights

Tomasi et al., 2014, Aerosol remote sensing in polar regions, Earth Sciences Review, [accepted], [contact author]

Petzold et al., 2013, Recommendations for the interpretation of "black carbon" measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 9485-9517, doi:10.5194/acpd-13-9485-2013

Bond, T.C. et al., 2013, Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 5380-5552, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50171.

Eleftheriadis,K et al., 2009, Aerosol black carbon in the European Arctic: Measurements at Zeppelin Station, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard from 1998-2007, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L02809, 5, doi:10.1029/2008GL035741.

Sharma et al., 2013, 16-year simulation of Arctic black carbon: transport, source contribution, and sensitivity analysis on deposition, J. Geophys. Res/, 118, 1-22.

Sharma et al., 2006, Variations and sources of the equivalent black carbon in the high Arcitc revealed by long-term observations at Alert and Barrow: 1989-2003, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D14208, doi:10.1029/2005JD006581.




Mike Bergin | Summit Station

Kostas Eleftheriadis | Ny-Ålesund

John Ogren | Barrow 

Sangeeta Sharma | Alert (Group Lead)

Henrik Skov | Station Nord

Andi Massling | Station Nord

Eija Asmi | Tiksi

Aki Virkkula | Pallas

Peter Turnved | Ny-Ålesund