Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12091–12119, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12091-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12091–12119, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12091-2019

Research article 30 Sep 2019

Research article | 30 Sep 2019

Nonlinear behavior of organic aerosol in biomass burning plumes: a microphysical model analysis

Igor B. Konovalov et al.

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Biomass burning (BB) aerosol has a strong impact on air quality and climate, but a wide diversity of observed effects of its atmospheric transformations (aging) is not yet sufficiently understood and thus not addressed in models. Based on the results of numerical experiments involving a box model, we show that part of this diversity can be due to the factors associated with the intrinsic nonlinearity of the processes governing the atmospheric evolution of organic components of BB aerosol.
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