EGU21-15194, updated on 04 Mar 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Inventory of aerosol episodes in Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard) in the period 2017-2020 by sun photometry

Sara Herrero1, David Mateos1, Carlos Toledano1, Roberto Román1, Ramiro González1, Chistopher Ritter2, Juan Carlos Antuña-Sanchez1, Daniel González-Fernández1, Abel Calle1, Victoria E. Cachorro1, and Ángel M. de Frutos1
Sara Herrero et al.
  • 1Group of Atmospheric Optics, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
  • 2Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Potsdam, Germany

Atmospheric aerosols are an important forcing agent in the estimation of radiative budget, being the Arctic an area of special weakness. The Group of Atmospheric Optics, University of Valladolid and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, installed in 2017 a CE-318T Sun-sky-Moon  photometer (Cimel Electronique S.A.S) in the Arctic station Ny-Ålesund (79ºN, 12ºE). This study presents an inventory of all high-turbidity aerosol episodes recorded in the period 2017-2020 (data of level 1.5-validated from AERONET). This inventory is based on the separate analysis of coarse and fine mode aerosol optical depth. Aerosol episodes are attributed to coarse, fine or mixture of aerosols. Complementary information provided by HYSPLIT air mass back trajectories, MODIS images, forecast aerosol models, CALIOP/CALIPSO satellite data, and other collocated instruments on the station are also used. Special focus is given to long-range transport of aerosols from big forest fires in Canada, United States and Russia.

How to cite: Herrero, S., Mateos, D., Toledano, C., Román, R., González, R., Ritter, C., Antuña-Sanchez, J. C., González-Fernández, D., Calle, A., Cachorro, V. E., and de Frutos, Á. M.: Inventory of aerosol episodes in Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard) in the period 2017-2020 by sun photometry, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-15194,, 2021.

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