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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5851-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5851-2017
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12 May 2017
Research article |  | 12 May 2017

Alteration of the size distributions and mixing states of black carbon through transport in the boundary layer in east Asia

Takuma Miyakawa, Naga Oshima, Fumikazu Taketani, Yuichi Komazaki, Ayako Yoshino, Akinori Takami, Yutaka Kondo, and Yugo Kanaya

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We have deployed a single particle soot photometer (SP2) to characterize black carbon (BC) aerosols near industrial sources in Japan in the early summer of 2014 and at a remote island in the spring of 2015. The observed changes in the SP2-derived size distributions and mixing state of BC-containing particles with air mass transport are connected to meteorological variability (transport pathways and air mass histories) in spring in east Asia.
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