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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10237–10254, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10237-2018
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Special issue: NETCARE (Network on Aerosols and Climate: Addressing Key Uncertainties...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10237–10254, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10237-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 Jul 2018

Research article | 18 Jul 2018

High gas-phase mixing ratios of formic and acetic acid in the High Arctic

Emma L. Mungall et al.

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We measured gas-phase formic and acetic acid at Alert, Nunavut. These acids play an important role in cloud water acidity in remote environments, yet they are not well represented in chemical transport models, particularly in the Arctic. We observed high levels of formic and acetic acid under both cold, wet, and cloudy and warm, sunny, and dry conditions, suggesting that multiple sources significantly contribute to gas-phase concentrations of these species in the summer Arctic.
We measured gas-phase formic and acetic acid at Alert, Nunavut. These acids play an important...
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