Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1879–1894, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1879-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1879–1894, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1879-2018

Research article 08 Feb 2018

Research article | 08 Feb 2018

Investigating biomass burning aerosol morphology using a laser imaging nephelometer

Katherine M. Manfred et al.

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AR by Katherine Manfred on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish as is (27 Dec 2017) by Manvendra K. Dubey
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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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