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Volume 17, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8939–8958, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8939-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8939–8958, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8939-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 25 Jul 2017

Research article | 25 Jul 2017

Speciation of organic aerosols in the Saharan Air Layer and in the free troposphere westerlies

M. Isabel García et al.

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Speciation of organic aerosol was performed in the westerlies and in the Saharan Air Layer, where biogenic secondary organic aerosol (oxidation of isoprene and alpha-pinene) and primary combustion compounds (hopanes and PAHs) were observed. In the Saharan Air Layer, species (saccharides) linked to soil emission – plant tissues and microorganisms – in the inner Sahara were also identified, whereas in the westerlies biomass burning compounds (e.g. levoglucosan) from North America also occurred.
Speciation of organic aerosol was performed in the westerlies and in the Saharan Air Layer,...
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