Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Research article
09 Feb 2016
Research article |  | 09 Feb 2016

Light absorption of brown carbon aerosol in the PRD region of China

J.-F. Yuan, X.-F. Huang, L.-M. Cao, J. Cui, Q. Zhu, C.-N. Huang, Z.-J. Lan, and L.-Y. He


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Short summary
Aerosol light absorption is regarded to influence aerosol's radiative forcing significantly, and brown carbon (BrC) in aerosol is a potentially important contributor. In this study, we utilized statistical analysis of on-line measurement data in both urban and rural environments in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of China to quantify the aerosol light absorption of BrC, and the results indicate that the BrC contribution is not negligible in PRD, with a percent of up to > 10 %.
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