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Volume 16, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10591–10607, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-10591-2016
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Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10591–10607, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-10591-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 25 Aug 2016

Research article | 25 Aug 2016

Continental pollution in the Western Mediterranean basin: large variability of the aerosol single scattering albedo and influence on the direct shortwave radiative effect

Claudia Di Biagio et al.

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Pollution aerosols strongly influence the composition of the Western Mediterranean, but at present little is known on their optical properties. Here, we report observations of pollution aerosols measured during the TRAQA airborne campaign in summer 2012. Data from this study indicate a large variability of the absorption for pollution particles. This variability strongly influences their direct radiative effect, with possible consequences on the hydrological cycle in this part of the basin.
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