Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1565–1585, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1565-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1565–1585, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1565-2016

Research article 11 Feb 2016

Research article | 11 Feb 2016

Remote sensing of soot carbon – Part 1: Distinguishing different absorbing aerosol species

G. L. Schuster et al.

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We describe a method of using remote sensing of the refractive index to determine the relative contribution of carbonaceous aerosols and absorbing iron minerals. Monthly climatologies of fine mode soot carbon are low for West Africa and the Middle East, but the southern Africa and South America biomass burning sites have peak values that are much higher; this is consistent with expectations. Hence, refractive index is a practical parameter for quantifying soot carbon in the atmosphere.
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