Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3033–3040, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3033-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3033–3040, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3033-2016

Research article 09 Mar 2016

Research article | 09 Mar 2016

Brown carbon aerosols from burning of boreal peatlands: microphysical properties, emission factors, and implications for direct radiative forcing

Rajan K. Chakrabarty et al.

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Brown carbon aerosols dominate particulate emissions from the burning of Alaskan and Siberian peatlands. They physically occur as amorphous "tar balls" with negligible black carbon mixing. They absorb very strongly in the shorter visible wavelengths, characterized by a mean Ångström coefficient of ≈ 9. These aerosols could result in a net warming of the atmosphere, provided the albedo of the underlying surface is greater than 0.6.
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