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Overview: Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments (iCUPE) – concept and initial results

Tuukka Petäjä 1 Ella-Maria Duplissy 1 Ksenia Tabakova 1 Julia Schmale 2, 3 Barbara Altstädter 4 Gérard Ancellet 5 Mikhail Arshinov 6 Yurii Balin 6 Urs Baltensperger 2 Jens Bange 7 Alison Beamish 8 Boris Belan 6 Antoine Berchet 9 Rossana Bossi 10 Warren Cairns 11 Ralf Ebinghaus 12 Imad El Haddad 2 Beatriz Ferreira-Araujo 13 Anna Franck 1 Lin Huang 14 Antti Hyvärinen 15 Angelika Humbert 16, 17 Athina-Cerise Kalogridis 9 Pavel Konstantinov 18, 19 Astrid Lampert 4 Matthew Macleod 20 Olivier Magand 21 Alexander Mahura 1 Louis Marelle 5, 21 Vladimir Masloboev 22 Dmitri Moisseev 1 Vaios Moschos 2 Niklas Neckel 16 Tatsuo Onishi 5 Stefan Osterwalder 21 Aino Ovaska 1 Pauli Paasonen 1 Mikhail V. Panchenko 6 Fidel Pankratov 23 Jakob B. Pernov 10 Andreas Platis 7 Olga B. Popovicheva 23 Jean-Christophe Raut 5 Aurélie Riandet 9 Torsten Sachs 24 Rosamaria Salvatori 25 Roberto Salzano 25 Schröder Ludwig 16 Martin Schön 7 Vladimir Shevchenko 26 Henrik Skov 10 Jeroen Sonke 13 Andrea Spolaor 11 Vasileios K. Stathopoulos 27 Mikko Strahlendorff 15 Jennie L. Thomas 21 Vito Vitale 11 Sterios Vratolis 27 Carlo Barbante 11 Sabine Chabrillat 8 Aurélien Dommergue 21 Konstantinos Eleftheriadis 27 Jyri Heilimo 15 Kathy S. Law 5 Andreas Massling 10 Steffen M. Noe 28 Jean-Daniel Paris 9 André S. H. Prévôt 2 Ilona Riipinen 20 Birgit Wehner 29 Zhiyong Xie 12 Hanna K. Lappalainen 1
LATMOS - Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
Abstract : The role of polar regions is increasing in terms of megatrends such as globalization, new transport routes, demography, and the use of natural resources with consequent effects on regional and transported pollutant concentrations. We set up the ERA-PLANET Strand 4 project “iCUPE – integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments” to provide novel insights and observational data on global grand challenges with an Arctic focus. We utilize an integrated approach combining in situ observations, satellite remote sensing Earth observations (EOs), and multi-scale modeling to synthesize data from comprehensive long-term measurements, intensive campaigns, and satellites to deliver data products, metrics, and indicators to stakeholders concerning the environmental status, availability, and extraction of natural resources in the polar areas. The iCUPE work consists of thematic state-of-the-art research and the provision of novel data in atmospheric pollution, local sources and transboundary transport, the characterization of arctic surfaces and their changes, an assessment of the concentrations and impacts of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants and their cycling, the quantification of emissions from natural resource extraction, and the validation and optimization of satellite Earth observation (EO) data streams. In this paper we introduce the iCUPE project and summarize initial results arising out of the integration of comprehensive in situ observations, satellite remote sensing, and multi-scale modeling in the Arctic context.
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Tuukka Petäjä, Ella-Maria Duplissy, Ksenia Tabakova, Julia Schmale, Barbara Altstädter, et al.. Overview: Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments (iCUPE) – concept and initial results. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, European Geosciences Union, 2020, 20 (14), pp.8551-8592. ⟨10.5194/acp-20-8551-2020⟩. ⟨insu-02910116⟩