Properties of arctic haze aerosol from lidar observations during iarea 2015 campaign on spitsbergen
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, Institute of Geophysics, IGFUW, Warsaw, Poland,
2 Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, AWI, Potsdam, Germany
3 University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
4 Leibnitz Institute of Tropospheric Research, TROPOS, Leipzig, Germany
Published online: 13 April 2018
Arctic Haze event was observed on 5-8 April 2015 using simultaneously Near-range Aerosol Raman Lidar of IGFUW and Koldewey Aerosol Raman Lidar of AWI, both based at AWIPEV German-French station in Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen. The alterations in particle abundance and altitude of the aerosol load observed on following days of the event is analyzed. The daytime profiles of particle optical properties were obtained for both lidars, and then served as input for microphysical parameters inversion. The results indicate aerosol composition typical for the Arctic Haze. However, in some layers, a likely abundance of aqueous aerosol or black carbon originating in biomass burning over Siberia, changes measurably the Arctic Haze properties.
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