Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6511–6535, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6511-2016

Special issue: Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6511–6535, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6511-2016
Research article
27 May 2016
Research article | 27 May 2016

Understanding the optical properties of ambient sub- and supermicron particulate matter: results from the CARES 2010 field study in northern California

Christopher D. Cappa et al.

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Measurements of size-dependent aerosol optical properties at visible wavelengths made during the 2010 CARES study are reported on, with a special focus on the characterization of supermicron particles. The relationships with and dependence upon particle composition, particle size, photochemical aging, water uptake and heating are discussed, along with broader implications of these in situ measurements for the interpretation of remote sensing products.
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