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Re-evaluation and Homogenization of Aerosol Optical Depth Observations in Svalbard (ReHearsol). RCN Project No: 311250/E40 – ReHearsol Final Report

Hansen, Georg H.; Zielinski, Tymon; Pakszys, Paulina; Ritter, Christoph; Gilardoni, Stefania; Eleftheriadis, Konstantinos; Kouremeti, Natalia; Mateos, David; Herrero, Sara; Kazadzis, Stelios; Mazzola, Mauro; Stebel, Kerstin

Publication details

Series: NILU rapport 3/2022

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2022

ISBN: 978-82-425-3073-8

Arkiv: hdl.handle.net/11250/3012843

The aim of this project was to collect, integrate and analyse observations of climate-relevant aerosol parameters (aerosol optical depth (AOD), Ångstrøm exponent (AE), black carbon (BC)) in and around Svalbard. These observations have been performed at different places and with different instrument types, the analysis procedures of which follow different protocols. Annual merged datasets of AOD, AE and BC have been provided to the SIOS Data Management System and are now available for network-wide use in, e.g., Arctic climate and pollution studies. The analysis of the 2002-2020 data have confirmed earlier results showing a good correlation between measurements in Ny-Ålesund and Hornsund, but not a high degree of short-term agreement due to aerosol variability arising from geographical locations and local conditions. There is also a clear link between the columnar AOD/AE-measurements and in-situ aerosol measurements at Gruvebadet Observatory, while a comparison of in-situ measurements at Gruvebadet and Zeppelin Observatory shows deviations varying with season.