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25 Jan 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 25 Jan 2018

Aerosol characteristics and particle production in the upper troposphere over the Amazon Basin

Meinrat O. Andreae, Armin Afchine, Rachel Albrecht, Bruna Amorim Holanda, Paulo Artaxo, Henrique M. J. Barbosa, Stephan Borrmann, Micael A. Cecchini, Anja Costa, Maximilian Dollner, Daniel Fütterer, Emma Järvinen, Tina Jurkat, Thomas Klimach, Tobias Konemann, Christoph Knote, Martina Krämer, Trismono Krisna, Luiz A. T. Machado, Stephan Mertes, Andreas Minikin, Christopher Pöhlker, Mira L. Pöhlker, Ulrich Pöschl, Daniel Rosenfeld, Daniel Sauer, Hans Schlager, Martin Schnaiter, Johannes Schneider, Christiane Schulz, Antonio Spanu, Vinicius B. Sperling, Christiane Voigt, Adrian Walser, Jian Wang, Bernadett Weinzierl, Manfred Wendisch, and Helmut Ziereis


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AR by Meinrat O. Andreae on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Nov 2017) by Anja Schmidt
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Nov 2017)
RR by Hamish Gordon (13 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (04 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Dec 2017) by Anja Schmidt
Short summary
We made airborne measurements of aerosol particle concentrations and properties over the Amazon Basin. We found extremely high concentrations of very small particles in the region between 8 and 14 km altitude all across the basin, which had been recently formed by gas-to-particle conversion at these altitudes. This makes the upper troposphere a very important source region of atmospheric particles with significant implications for the Earth's climate system.
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