Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13633–13646, 2015

Special issue: Haze-fog forecasts and near real time (NRT) data application...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13633–13646, 2015

Research article 10 Dec 2015

Research article | 10 Dec 2015

Absorption coefficient of urban aerosol in Nanjing, west Yangtze River Delta, China

B. L. Zhuang et al.


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Short summary
The aerosol absorbing coefficient (AAC) assesses the direct radiative forcing of absorbing aerosols. The corrected AAC and absorption Ångström exponent (AAE) in Nanjing, YRD, are characterized using AE-31. Schmid-corrected AAC at 532nm and the AAE at 660/470nm are about 43.23±28.13 Mm-1 and 1.56, both with strong seasonal and diurnal variations. A high AAC is mostly resultant of local and subregional emissions in Nanjing. It peaks at RH values of 40, 65, and 80% at different AAE levels.
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