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Title: Barrow Black Carbon Source and Impact Study Final Campaign Report

The goal of the Barrow Black Carbon Source and Impact (BBCSI) Study was to characterize the concentration and isotopic composition of carbonaceous atmospheric particulate matter (PM) at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement site in Barrow, AK. The carbonaceous component was characterized via measurement of the organic and black carbon (OC and BC) components of the total PM. To facilitate complete characterization of the particulate matter, filter-based collections were used, including a medium volume PM2.5 sampler and a high volume PM10 sampler. Thirty-eight fine (PM2.5) and 49 coarse (PM10) particulate matter fractions were collected at weekly and bi-monthly intervals. The PM2.5 sampler operated with minimal maintenance during the 12 month campaign. The PM10 sampler used for the BBCSI used standard Tisch hi-vol motors which have a known lifetime of ~1 month under constant use; this necessitated monthly maintenance and it is suggested that the motors be upgraded to industrial blowers for future deployment in the Arctic. The BBCSI sampling campaign successfully collected and archived 87 ambient atmospheric particulate matter samples from Barrow, AK from July 2012 to June 2013. Preliminary analysis of the organic and black carbon concentrations has been completed. This campaign confirmed known trends of high BC lasting from themore » winter through to spring haze periods and low BC concentrations in the summer.« less
  1. Baylor Univ., Waco, TX (United States)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility (ARM), Barrow, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
Baylor University, Waco, TX (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
ARM; Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility; Barrow Black Carbon Source and Impact Study; Final Campaign Summary