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Aerosol distribution around Svalbard during intense easterly winds

Dörnbrack, A. and Stachlewska, S. and Ritter, C. and Neuber, R. (2010) Aerosol distribution around Svalbard during intense easterly winds. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, pp. 1473-1490. DOI: 10.5194/acp-10-1473-2010.

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This paper reports on backscatter and depolarization measurements by an airborne lidar in the Arctic during the ASTAR 2004 campaign. A unique weather situation facilitated the observation of the aerosol concentration under strongly forced atmospheric conditions. The vigorous easterly winds distorted the flow past Svalbard in such a way that mesoscale features were visible in the remote-sensing observations: The formation of a well-mixed aerosol layer inside the Adventdalen and the subsequent thinning of the aerosol plume were observed over the Isfjorden. Additionally, mobilization of sea salt aerosols due to a coastal low-level jet at the northern tip of Svalbard resulted in a sloped boundary layer toward north. Mesoscale numerical modelling was applied to identify the sources of the aerosol particles and to explain the observed patterns.

Document Type:Article
Title:Aerosol distribution around Svalbard during intense easterly winds
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Dörnbrack, A.DLR
Stachlewska, S.Univ. of Warsaw, Warsaw, P
Ritter, C.AWI, Potsdam
Neuber, R.AWI, Potsdam
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1473-1490
Keywords:ASTAR, Arktische Grenzschicht, Aerosole, Lidar, EULAG, Large-Eddy Simulation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Anwendungen Erdbeobachtung - HGF-Kooperation EOS (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Jana Freund
Deposited On:10 May 2010 15:23
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:57

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