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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13175–13188, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13175-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13175–13188, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13175-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 24 Oct 2019

Research article | 24 Oct 2019

Role of black carbon mass size distribution in the direct aerosol radiative forcing

Gang Zhao et al.

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Characteristics of the black carbon size distribution (BCMSD) are studied by using our developed measurement system. Results show that the BCMSDs have two modes and the mean peak diameters are 150 nm and 503 nm, respectively. The coarser mode varies significantly under different pollution conditions, which gives rise to significant variation in aerosol bulk optical properties. Our study reveals that the BCMSD as well as the mixing state in estimating aerosol radiative forcing matters.
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