Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 921–961, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-921-2018

Special issue: The ACRIDICON-CHUVA campaign to study deep convective clouds...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 921–961, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-921-2018

Research article 25 Jan 2018

Research article | 25 Jan 2018

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

Meinrat O. Andreae et al.

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RR by Hamish Gordon (13 Nov 2017)
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Dec 2017) by Anja Schmidt
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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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