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Research article
30 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 30 Aug 2016

Long-term observations of black carbon mass concentrations at Fukue Island, western Japan, during 2009–2015: constraining wet removal rates and emission strengths from East Asia

Yugo Kanaya, Xiaole Pan, Takuma Miyakawa, Yuichi Komazaki, Fumikazu Taketani, Itsushi Uno, and Yutaka Kondo


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Short summary
Wet removal of atmospheric black carbon particles was quantitatively characterized in terms of accumulated precipitation along a backward trajectory (APT) using long-term observations at Fukue Island, western Japan, receiving Asian continental outflow with variable degrees of influence from precipitation. The emission inventory of BC over East Asia was assessed in terms of the observed BC/CO ratios. Model simulations should be diagnosed with these improved knowledge on the emission and removal.
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