Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
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, Johan Paul Beukes, Pieter Gideon van Zyl, Petra Maritz, Ville Vakkari, Miroslav Josipovic, Andrew Derick Venter, Kerneels Jaars, Petri Tiitta, Markku Kulmala, Alfred Wiedensohler, Catherine Liousse, Gabisile Vuyisile Mkhatshwa, Avishkar Ramandh, and Lauri Laakso


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Apr 2017) by Andreas Petzold
AR by Johan Paul Beukes on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Apr 2017) by Andreas Petzold
Short summary
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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