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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13491-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13491-2016
Research article
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01 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 01 Nov 2016

Measurement of size-dependent single scattering albedo of fresh biomass burning aerosols using the extinction-minus-scattering technique with a combination of cavity ring-down spectroscopy and nephelometry

Sujeeta Singh, Marc N. Fiddler, and Solomon Bililign

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An accurate measurement of optical properties of aerosols is critical for quantifying the effect of aerosols on climate. Uncertainties still persist and measurement results vary significantly. The factors that affect measurement accuracy and the resulting uncertainties of the extinction-minus-scattering method are evaluated using a combination of cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) and integrating nephelometry, and applied to measure the optical properties of fresh soot (size 300 and 400 nm).
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