Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6177–6196, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6177-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6177–6196, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6177-2017

Research article 19 May 2017

Research article | 19 May 2017

Spatial, temporal and source contribution assessments of black carbon over the northern interior of South Africa

Kgaugelo Euphinia Chiloane et al.

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This paper presents atmospheric black carbon (BC) data collected in South Africa (SA). In general, BC level were higher than in the developed world. At one site, five sources were identified, with household combustion as well as savannah and grassland fires the most significant sources during winter and spring, while coal-fired power stations, pyrometallurgical smelters and traffic contributed year round.
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