Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Research article
05 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 05 Nov 2018

Burning-derived vanillic acid in an Arctic ice core from Tunu, northeastern Greenland

Mackenzie M. Grieman, Murat Aydin, Joseph R. McConnell, and Eric S. Saltzman


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Aug 2018) by Barbara Stenni
AR by Mackenzie Grieman on behalf of the Authors (19 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Sep 2018) by Barbara Stenni
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Oct 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Oct 2018) by Barbara Stenni
Short summary
Vanillic acid is reported in the Tunu ice core from northeastern Greenland. It is an aerosol-borne acid produced by biomass burning. North American boreal forests are likely the source regions of the vanillic acid deposited at the ice core site. Vanillic acid levels were elevated during warm climate periods and lower during cooler climate periods. There is a positive correlation between the vanillic acid ice core record and ammonium and black carbon in the NEEM ice core from northern Greenland.