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5: The Utqiagvik Aerosol Records

Lynn Russell - UC San Diego Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Robert Leitch - NOAA

Patrick Sheridan - NOAA

Dr. Lynn Russell and the team at NOAA monitor aerosols in the Arctic’s atmosphere. The Arctic has some of the cleanest air in the U.S. so any trace amounts of Dimenthyl Sulfate (DMS) and other chemical compounds can easily be monitored. The residents of the Arctic heavily rely on healthy ice conditions and a cooler climate to sustain the subsistence lifestyle that they have lived for generations. Tune into this podcast and learn why monitoring these aerosols is so important.