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ICEALOT: International Chemistry Experiment in the Arctic LOwer Troposphere A Springtime Study of Aerosol Properties and Atmospheric Chemistry over an Ice-Free Region of the Arctic

NOAA – ICEALOT (International Chemistry Experiment in the Arctic Lower Troposphere)

ICEALOT was a springtime research cruise in an ice-free region of the Arctic. Topics included springtime sources and transport of pollutants to the Arctic, evolution of aerosols and gases into and within the Arctic, and climate impacts of haze and ozone.

Organization: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Country: USA
Location: North Atlantic
Platform: R/V Knorr
Dates: March 11 – 23. April, 2008
Contact: P. Quinn, NOAA
Internet: http://saga.pmel.noaa.gov/Field/icealot/

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[OLD] UPDATES FROM THE FIELD:

Overview

As part of POLARCAT, NOAA conducted a research cruise in an ice-free region of the Arctic during March and April of 2008. The study area included the Greenland, Norwegian, and Barents Seas. Scientific issues addressed included springtime sources and transport of pollutants to the Arctic, evolution of aerosols and gases into and within the Arctic, and climate impacts of haze and ozone in the Arctic. Planned measurements include a full complement of relevant gas phase species as well as aerosol physical, chemical, and optical properties. More details about the experimental plan can be found using the links to the left.


During the campaign (19 March - 28 April) the R/V Knorr was contracted for the ICEALOT Platform, and it's position was shown here. The plot below still shows the current position of the R/V Knorr, but the ICEALOT Campaign is over.


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