Articles | Volume 18, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10255–10274, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10255-2018

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10255–10274, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10255-2018

Research article 19 Jul 2018

Research article | 19 Jul 2018

Multi-year statistical and modeling analysis of submicrometer aerosol number size distributions at a rain forest site in Amazonia

Luciana Varanda Rizzo et al.

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Particle size distribution measurements at the ZF2-TT34 site LFA/USP http://lfa.if.usp.br/ftp/public/LFA_Processed_Data/

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Aerosols are tiny particles suspended in the air that can interact with sunlight and form clouds, which in turn affect the climate. They can also recycle nutrients in forest environments. Aerosols are naturally emitted at the surface in the Amazon forest, in addition to being brought down from above the boundary layer by intense air movements. In this work, we describe how the particle size number concentrations of aerosols change over hours, days and seasons in a multi-year study in Amazonia.
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