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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7709–7724, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7709-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7709–7724, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7709-2016
Research article
24 Jun 2016
Research article | 24 Jun 2016

The evolution of biomass-burning aerosol size distributions due to coagulation: dependence on fire and meteorological details and parameterization

Kimiko M. Sakamoto et al.

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We determine how various meteorological and fire factors contribute to shaping the aged biomass-burning particle size distribution through coagulation. The mass emissions flux, fire area, and wind speed are dominant factors controlling the aged size distribution. We parameterize the aged size distribution for global/regional aerosol models. We estimate that the aged biomass-burning particle size distribution may be more sensitive to variability in coagulation than SOA formation.
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