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Aerosol Measurements at Utqiagvik, Alaska, from 2022 to 2027 for Sustaining The Utqiagvik Aerosol Record of Decades (STUARD)

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The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on Earth, with sea ice declining rapidly and sources of sea spray and biogenic aerosol emissions changing by consequence. Utqiagvik is at the forefront of this change, abutting one of the largest areas of sea ice loss. This change will have far-reaching impacts to both the environment and the community. Because this change has happened largely in the last decade, now is an important time to both document that change and to continue a data record that will allow for a characterization of the New Arctic, as climate is already altering the Arctic landscape forever. The longest and most complete record of aerosol properties in the American Arctic is that of Utqiagvik, making this unique location serve as a regional record of changes in atmospheric aerosol properties. This dataset will extend the baseline measurements of this Arctic aerosol record, including and continuing the 15-year record of submicron inorganic components (Quinn et al., 2009; Quinn et al., 2002), re-instituting the 2-year record of organic components collected a decade ago (Frossard et al., 2011; Shaw et al., 2010), enhancing the chemical analysis with sulfur isotopes to improve interpretation of emission sources (Kunasek et al., 2010; Thiemens & Lin, 2019), continuing particle number size distribution measurements (Freud et al., 2017), and re-starting cloud condensation nuclei measurements (Schmale, Henning, et al., 2018). View this collection on the contributor's website.

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