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Volume 16, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15185–15197, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15185-2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15185–15197, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15185-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Research article 08 Dec 2016

Research article | 08 Dec 2016

Physical and optical properties of aged biomass burning aerosol from wildfires in Siberia and the Western USA at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory

James R. Laing et al.

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We characterize the aerosol physical and optical properties of biomass burning smoke observed at Mt. Bachelor Observatory in central Oregon during August 2015. We found differences in the light absorption properties of biomass burning aerosol depending on where the fire originated from and how long it was transported to the sampling site. We found that aerosol size distribution was not dependent on transport time but affected the light scattering properties of the aerosol.
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