Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 757–772, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-757-2018

Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 757–772, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-757-2018

Research article 22 Jan 2018

Research article | 22 Jan 2018

Assessing the role of anthropogenic and biogenic sources on PM1 over southern West Africa using aircraft measurements

Joel Brito et al.

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This work focuses on sources of submicron aerosol particles over southern West Africa (SWA). Results have shown that isoprene, a gas-phase compound of biogenic origin, is responsible for roughly 25 % of the organic aerosol (OA) loading, under most background or urban plumes alike. This fraction represents a lower estimate from the biogenic contribution in this fairly polluted region. This work sheds light upon the role of anthropogenic and biogenic emissions on the pollution burden over SWA.
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