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Ice core profiles of saturated fatty acids (C-12:0-C-30:0) and oleic acid (C-18:1) from southern Alaska since 1734 AD: A link to climate change in the Northern Hemisphere

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Title: Ice core profiles of saturated fatty acids (C-12:0-C-30:0) and oleic acid (C-18:1) from southern Alaska since 1734 AD: A link to climate change in the Northern Hemisphere
Authors: Pokhrel, Ambarish Browse this author
Kawamura, Kimitaka Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Seki, Osamu Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Matoba, Sumito Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Shiraiwa, Takayuki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Fatty acids
Alaskan ice core
Marine-derived organic matter
Atmospheric circulation
Atmospheric transport
Climate change
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: Atmospheric environment
Volume: 100
Start Page: 202
End Page: 209
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.11.007
Abstract: An ice core drilled at Aurora Peak in southeast Alaska was analyzed for homologous series of straight chain fatty acids (C-12:0-C-30:0) including unsaturated fatty acid (oleic acid) using gas chromatography (GC/FID) and GC/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Molecular distributions of fatty acids are characterized by even carbon number predominance with a peak at palmitic acid (C-16:0, av. 20.3 +/- SD. 29.8 ng/g-ice) followed by oleic acid (C-18:1, 19.6 +/- 38.6 ng/g-ice) and myristic acid (C-14:0, 15.3 +/- 21.9 ng/g-ice). The historical trends of short-chain fatty acids, together with correlation analysis with inorganic ions and organic tracers suggest that short-chain fatty acids (except for C-12:0 and C-15:0) were mainly derived from sea surface micro layers through bubble bursting mechanism and transported over the glacier through the atmosphere. This atmospheric transport process is suggested to be linked with Kamchatka ice core SD record from Northeast Asia and Greenland Temperature Anomaly (GTA). In contrast, long-chain fatty acids (C-20.0-C-30:0) are originated from terrestrial higher plants, soil organic matter and dusts, which are also linked with GTA. Hence, this study suggests that Alaskan fatty acids are strongly influenced by Pacific Decadal Oscillation/North Pacific Gyre Oscillation and/or extra tropical North Pacific surface climate and Arctic oscillation. We also found that decadal scale variability of C-18:1/C-18:0 ratios in the Aurora Peak ice core correlate with the Kamchatka ice core SD, which reflects climate oscillations in the North Pacific. This study suggests that photochemical aging of organic aerosols could be controlled by climate periodicity. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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