Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Research article
08 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 08 Feb 2018

Investigating biomass burning aerosol morphology using a laser imaging nephelometer

Katherine M. Manfred, Rebecca A. Washenfelder, Nicholas L. Wagner, Gabriela Adler, Frank Erdesz, Caroline C. Womack, Kara D. Lamb, Joshua P. Schwarz, Alessandro Franchin, Vanessa Selimovic, Robert J. Yokelson, and Daniel M. Murphy


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AR by Katherine Manfred on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Dec 2017) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Dec 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish as is (27 Dec 2017) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
Short summary
In this study, we use a new laser imaging nephelometer to measure the bulk aerosol scattering phase function for biomass burning aerosol from controlled fires. By comparing measurements to models for spherical and fractal particles, we demonstrate that the dominant morphology varies by fuel type. This instrument has unique capabilities to directly measure how morphology affects optical properties, and can be used in the future for important validations of remote sensing retrievals.
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