Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12817–12843, 2018

Special issue: Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) Special Issue

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12817–12843, 2018

Research article 06 Sep 2018

Research article | 06 Sep 2018

Black and brown carbon over central Amazonia: long-term aerosol measurements at the ATTO site

Jorge Saturno et al.


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ED: Publish as is (10 Aug 2018) by Markku Kulmala
Short summary
Biomass burning emits light-absorbing aerosol particles that warm the atmosphere. One of them is the primarily emitted black carbon, which strongly absorbs radiation in the visible and UV spectral regions. Another one is the so-called brown carbon, a fraction of organic aerosol particles that are able to absorb radiation, especially in the UV spectral region. The contribution of both kinds of aerosol particles to light absorption over the Amazon rainforest is studied in this paper.
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