Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6421-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6421-2016
Research article
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26 May 2016
Research article |  | 26 May 2016

Optical properties of atmospheric fine particles near Beijing during the HOPE-J3A campaign

Xuezhe Xu, Weixiong Zhao, Qilei Zhang, Shuo Wang, Bo Fang, Weidong Chen, Dean S. Venables, Xinfeng Wang, Wei Pu, Xin Wang, Xiaoming Gao, and Weijun Zhang

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We report on the field measurement of the optical properties and chemical composition of PM1.0 particles in a suburban environment in Beijing during the winter coal heating season. Organic mass was the largest contributor to the total extinction of PM1.0, while EC, owing to its high absorption efficiency, contributed appreciably to PM1.0 extinction and should be a key target to air quality controls. Non-BC absorption from secondary organic aerosol also contributes to particle absorption.
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