I am a third year PhD, focussing on Black Carbon aerosol in the Arctic.
Black Carbon is an aerosol particle that is produced when something gets burnt: that can be everything from a candle, the firewood for the sauna, the car or on a bigger scale industry and natural sources such as forest fires. The particles are mainly produced outside of the Arctic circle but transported there and interact during the travel with other particles and clouds. The global impact is still an open question. We know Black Carbon is warming the atmosphere, but we do not know to which extent. To bring a little bit of light to the role it plays in the Earth system and climate change, I am looking on ten years of Arctic Black Carbon data.