Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
20 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 20 Feb 2015

Mixing state of carbonaceous aerosol in an urban environment: single particle characterization using the soot particle aerosol mass spectrometer (SP-AMS)

A. K. Y. Lee, M. D. Willis, R. M. Healy, T. B. Onasch, and J. P. D. Abbatt


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AR by Alex Lee on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Nov 2014) by Peter DeCarlo
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (08 Dec 2014)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Dec 2014)
ED: Publish as is (26 Jan 2015) by Peter DeCarlo
Short summary
Understanding the impact of black carbon (BC) particles on human health and radiative forcing requires knowledge of the BC mixing state. This work investigates the mixing state of BC and other aerosol species in a typical urban area using a single particle mass spectrometry technique. Our results provide quantitative insight into the physical and chemical nature of BC-containing particles near emission and can be used as a basis for our developing understanding of BC evolution in the atmosphere.
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