Secondary aerosol formation in marine Arctic environments: a model measurement comparison at Ny-angstrom lesund

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Xavier C., Baykara M., Wollesen de Jonge R., Altstaedter B., Clusius P., Vakkari V., ...More

ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.22, no.15, pp.10023-10043, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/acp-22-10023-2022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Artic & Antarctic Regions, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Environment Index, Geobase, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.10023-10043
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we modeled the aerosol particle formation along air mass trajectories arriving at the remote Arctic research stations Gruvebadet (67ma.s.l.) and Zeppelin (474ma.s.l.), Ny-Alesund, during May 2018. The aim of this study was to improve our understanding of processes governing secondary aerosol formation in remote Arctic marine environments. We run the Lagrangian chemistry transport model ADCHEM, along air mass trajectories generated with FLEXPART v10.4. The air masses arriving at Ny-angstrom lesund spent most of their time over the open ice-free ocean. In order to capture the secondary aerosol formation from the DMS emitted by phytoplankton from the ocean surface, we implemented a recently developed comprehensive DMS and halogen multi-phase oxidation chemistry scheme, coupled with the widely used Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM).