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Title: Arctic Methane, Carbon Aerosols, and Tracers Study Field Campaign Report

Abstract

The Arctic Methane, Carbon Aerosols, and Tracers Study was a measurement campaign at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Barrow Observatory and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites in Barrow (formerly known as Utqiagvik) that involved the deployment of instruments to measure CH4, black carbon (BC), and source tracers. The campaign ran from September 1, 2014 to September 1, 2016 and was extended until July 30, 2017. We deployed an in situ instrument to measure methane, the ratio of its isotopologues 13CH4/12CH4, and ethane. We deployed a second instrument to measure carbon monoxide, carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon dioxide, and water vapor. We also deployed an in situ instrument to measure BC, a single-particle soot photometer (SP2), at the nearby NOAA Barrow Observatory, co-located with the other NOAA aerosol instruments. Changes in emissions across different regions and seasons will be inferred using atmospheric transport and inverse modeling techniques.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1432526
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM-18-017
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-ACO5-7601830
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
North Slope of Alaska, trace gases, black carbon, arctic processes, single-particle soot photometer, sun photometer, methane, ethane

Citation Formats

Michelsen, Hope A, Bambha, Ray P, and LaFranchi, Brian W. Arctic Methane, Carbon Aerosols, and Tracers Study Field Campaign Report. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Michelsen, Hope A, Bambha, Ray P, & LaFranchi, Brian W. Arctic Methane, Carbon Aerosols, and Tracers Study Field Campaign Report. United States.
Michelsen, Hope A, Bambha, Ray P, and LaFranchi, Brian W. Tue . "Arctic Methane, Carbon Aerosols, and Tracers Study Field Campaign Report". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1432526.
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abstractNote = {The Arctic Methane, Carbon Aerosols, and Tracers Study was a measurement campaign at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Barrow Observatory and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites in Barrow (formerly known as Utqiagvik) that involved the deployment of instruments to measure CH4, black carbon (BC), and source tracers. The campaign ran from September 1, 2014 to September 1, 2016 and was extended until July 30, 2017. We deployed an in situ instrument to measure methane, the ratio of its isotopologues 13CH4/12CH4, and ethane. We deployed a second instrument to measure carbon monoxide, carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon dioxide, and water vapor. We also deployed an in situ instrument to measure BC, a single-particle soot photometer (SP2), at the nearby NOAA Barrow Observatory, co-located with the other NOAA aerosol instruments. Changes in emissions across different regions and seasons will be inferred using atmospheric transport and inverse modeling techniques.},
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