On the meteorological characteristics of polluted air masses at Barrow, Alaska
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- Raatz, W.E. PAGEOPH (1982) 120: 662. doi:10.1007/BF00876651
Anthropogenic derived pollution episodes at Barrow, Alaska occur when air masses under anticyclonic influence emanate from the Arctic Basin. The high frequency of above-normal wind speeds and the only slightly above-normal pressures characteristic of these Arctic air masses suggest that pollutants are transported to Barrow along the periphery of the Arctic anticyclone within a zone of rapid transport.