Articles | Volume 18, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10275–10287, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10275–10287, 2018

Research article 19 Jul 2018

Research article | 19 Jul 2018

Reduction in black carbon light absorption due to multi-pollutant emission control during APEC China 2014

Yuxuan Zhang et al.


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ED: Publish as is (02 Jul 2018) by Aijun Ding
Short summary
When emission controls were implemented during APEC, we found that the reduction in BC light absorption was driven by simultaneously reducing the mass concentration and light-absorption capability of BC. The weakening of BC light-absorption capability could be attributed to less coating material on BC surfaces due to the decreased chemical production of secondary aerosols. Our results imply that a synergetic reduction in multiple-pollutant emissions could benefit both air quality and climate.
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