Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment

[A-AS04] Atmospheric Chemistry

Thu. May 30, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Tomoki Nakayama(Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University), Yoko Iwamoto(Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University), Sakae Toyoda(Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Nawo Eguchi(Kyushu University)

[AAS04-P03] Investigation of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles and gases by R/V Mirai cruise over the Arctic Ocean on 2017

*Fumikazu Taketani1, Saki Kato1,2, Takuma Miyakawa1, Masayuki Takigawa1, Masahiro Yamaguchi1, Hisahiro Takashima1,2, Petr Mordovskoi1, Yugo Kanaya1 (1.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2.Fukuoka University)

Keywords:Black Carbon, Arctic Ocean, Ship-based Observation

Atmospheric aerosol particles play an important role in Arctic climate through the absorbing and scattering of solar radiation. Also, the deposition of light-absorbing particles on the surface reduces the Earth’s albedo and accelerates snow/ice melting by absorbing the sunlight. However, the observational information has been still insufficient to assess their contribution over the Arctic region. In this study, we conducted the ship-based measurements of marine aerosol particles (black carbon (BC), and fluorescent property) and trace gases (ozone and carbon monoxide) using R/V Mirai during a cruise across the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea (23 August – 4 October 2017). The measured BC mass concentration over the Arctic Ocean in the latitudinal region > 70°N was an overall mean value of 3.5 ± 2.0 ng/m3 . This value was almost same to the levels recorded during our previous observations in the Arctic cruise on September during 2014 -2016. We captured relatively high BC mass concentration and/or CO mixing ratio events at 4 and 7-12 September 2017. The trajectory and BC property suggested that the source of BC on 4 September could be oil field at north of Alaska. We will present further analysis on the size distribution, BC mixing state, during the cruise in the presentation.