Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11043–11081, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-11043-2016

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11043–11081, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-11043-2016

Research article 07 Sep 2016

Research article | 07 Sep 2016

Nepal Ambient Monitoring and Source Testing Experiment (NAMaSTE): emissions of trace gases and light-absorbing carbon from wood and dung cooking fires, garbage and crop residue burning, brick kilns, and other sources

Chelsea E. Stockwell et al.

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We present the first, or rare, field measurements in South Asia of emission factors for up to 80 gases (pollutants, greenhouse gases, and precursors) and black carbon and aerosol optical properties at 405 and 870 nm for many previously under-sampled sources that are important in developing countries such as cooking with dung and wood, garbage and crop residue burning, brick kilns, motorcycles, generators and pumps, etc. Brown carbon contributes significantly to total aerosol absorption.
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