Articles | Volume 18, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10407–10418, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10407-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10407–10418, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10407-2018

Research article 23 Jul 2018

Research article | 23 Jul 2018

Chemical characterization of laboratory-generated tar ball particles

Ádám Tóth et al.

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Atmospheric tar balls are abundant particles in biomass smoke and some of them were shown to be strongly light-absorbing. Being able to synthesize pure tar balls in the laboratory we deployed various analytical techniques to determine the chemical characteristics of these tar balls and to compare them with those of other light-absorbing particle types such as soot (black carbon, BC). The results have relevance in better representing these specific smoke particles in global climate models.
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