Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9879–9896, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9879–9896, 2018

Research article 13 Jul 2018

Research article | 13 Jul 2018

Amplification of light absorption of black carbon associated with air pollution

Yuxuan Zhang et al.


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ED: Publish as is (25 Jun 2018) by Hailong Wang
Short summary
The light absorption of BC-containing particles strongly depends on their aging process in the atmosphere. Whether and how the aging degree and light absorption capability of BC-containing particles will change with air pollution development is still unclear. Our results reveal that under a more polluted environment, the BC-containing particles are characterized not only by higher BC mass concentrations but also by more coating materials on BC surfaces and thus higher light absorption capacity.
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