Processes and feedback mechanisms in polar and pristine regions, including mountainous regions such as the third pole, are poorly understood, but play key roles in rapid observed changes and the pre-industrial baselines used to understand the
Earthâ€™s climate system. Changes in these regions propagate globally, impacting weather, ecosystems and geopolitics. Trace gases, aerosols, clouds, precipitation and ecosystem chemical cycling are influenced by atmospheric, snow/ice, oceanic and biosphere
processes. Anthropogenic and natural emissions, as well as long-range transport and deposition of atmospheric constituents affect ecosystems, air quality/human health, and climate in these regions.
This session invites contributions on progress from field, modeling, and laboratory studies aiming to understand properties and processes related to atmospheric composition of polar and pristine regions. This can include studies on atmospheric aerosols, trace
gases, transport, processing, aerosol-cloud interactions, snow-ice interactions, trace constituent recycling, ice-core proxy/natural background studies, deposition, as well as climatic, ecological and societal impacts.
Conveners: Paul Zieger (Stockholm University), Markus M Frey (British Antarctic Survey), Christina Williamson (NOAA/CIRES), Kerri Pratt (University of Michigan)
Markus M. Frey,PhD|
Atmospheric & Ice Chemist |British
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