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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, 10 Rossana Bossi 11 Warren R. L. Cairns 12 Ralf Ebinghaus 13 Imad El Haddad 2 Beatriz Ferreira-Araujo 14 Anna Franck 1 Lin Huang 15 Antti Hyvärinen 16 Angelika Humbert 17, 18 Athina-Cerise Kalogridis 9 Pavel Konstantinov 19, 20 Astrid Lampert 4 Matthew Macleod 21 Olivier Magand 22 Alexander Mahura 1 Louis Marelle 5, 22 Vladimir Masloboev 23 Dmitri Moisseev 1 Vaios Moschos 2 Niklas Neckel 17 Tatsuo Onishi 5 Stefan Osterwalder 22 Aino Ovaska 1 Pauli Paasonen 1 Mikhail V. Panchenko 6 Fidel Pankratov 24 Jakob B. Pernov 11 Andreas Platis 7 Olga B. Popovicheva 24 Jean-Christophe Raut 5 Aurélie Riandet 9, 25 Torsten Sachs 26 Rosamaria Salvatori 27 Roberto Salzano 27 Schröder Ludwig 17 Martin Schön 7 Vladimir Shevchenko 28 Henrik E. Skov 11 Jeroen Sonke 14 Andrea Spolaor 12 Vasileios K. Stathopoulos 29 Mikko Strahlendorff 16 Jennie L. Thomas 22 Vito Vitale 12 Sterios Vratolis 29 Carlo Barbante 12 Sabine Chabrillat 8 Aurélien Dommergue 22 Konstantinos Eleftheriadis 29 Jyri Heilimo 16 Kathy S. Law 5 Andreas Massling 11 Steffen M. Noe 30 Jean-Daniel Paris 9, 31 André S. H. Prévôt 2 Ilona Riipinen 21 Birgit Wehner 32 Zhiyong Xie 13 Hanna K. Lappalainen 1 
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LATMOS - Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
10 SATINV - Modélisation INVerse pour les mesures atmosphériques et SATellitaires
LSCE - Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement [Gif-sur-Yvette] : DRF/LSCE
LSCE - Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement [Gif-sur-Yvette] : DRF/LSCE
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⟩



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