Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Research article
23 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 23 Feb 2018

Size distribution and coating thickness of black carbon from the Canadian oil sands operations

Yuan Cheng, Shao-Meng Li, Mark Gordon, and Peter Liu


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AR by Yuan Cheng on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Feb 2018) by John Liggio
AR by Yuan Cheng on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
An aircraft campaign was conducted over the Athabasca oil sands (OS) region to characterize refractory black carbon (rBC) particles as they were emitted from the sources and as they were transported downwind; rBC size distributions were consistent at different downwind distances from the source area whereas coating thicknesses on the rBC cores increased considerably as the OS plumes were transported downwind. These results provide insights into the evolution of BC aerosol in the real atmosphere.
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