Take A Ride On The Dark Side Of The Arctic
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Patrik is a research scientist at ACES — Department of Applied Environmental Science and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University.

                       

Take A Ride On The Dark Side Of The Arctic

The sources of a climate heating pollutant in the Arctic have been deconstructed by our latest study , involving radiocarbon isotopes and atmospheric computer modeling. Black carbon aerosols are tiny atmospheric particles that originate from incomplete combustion of natural or human sources -- e.g. wildfires or diesel car emissions -- just like CO2. Colloquially, black carbon is also referred to as soot. Soot is a component of "fine particulate matter" (or PM). Its size is smaller than 2.5 micrometers (which...

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