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

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  • Tuukka Petaja, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Ella Maria Duplissy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
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  • Ksenia Tabakova, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
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  • Julia Schmale, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen
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  • Barbara Altstädter, Technische Universität Braunschweig
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  • Gerard Ancellet, Sorbonne Université
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  • Mikhail Arshinov, Russian Academy of Science
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  • Yurii Balin, Russian Academy of Science
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  • Urs Baltensperger, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen
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  • Jens Bange, Center for Applied Geosciences, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
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  • Alison Beamish, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Telegrafenberg, 14473, Potsdam, Germany.
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  • Boris Belan, Russian Academy of Science
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  • Antoine Berchet, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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  • Rossana Bossi
  • Warren Cairns, Institute of Polar Sciences, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Via Torino 155, 30172 Venezia-Mestre (VE), Italy
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  • Ralf Ebinghaus, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Tyskland
  • Imad El Haddad, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen
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  • Beatriz Ferreira-Araujo, Université Paul Sabatier
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  • Anna Franck, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
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  • Huang Lin, Climate Research Division, ASTD/STB, Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Toronto, Canada
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  • Antti Hyvarinen, Finish Meteorological Institute, Finland
  • Angelika Humbert, Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
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  • Athina-Cerise Kalogridis, Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory, Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Science & Technology, Energy & Safety, NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece
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  • Henrik Skov
  • Jakob Boyd Pernov
  • Andreas Massling
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.
TidsskriftAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Sider (fra-til)8551-8592
Antal sider42
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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