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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2063–2078, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2063-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2063–2078, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2063-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 Feb 2019

Research article | 14 Feb 2019

Seasonal and diurnal variability in O3, black carbon, and CO measured at the Rwanda Climate Observatory

H. Langley DeWitt et al.

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Air quality in rapidly developing East Africa is a growing but understudied concern. We analyzed long-term black carbon, carbon monoxide, and ozone measurements from the remote Rwanda Climate Observatory and found that seasonal regional biomass burning raised black carbon levels to above-urban concentrations 6 months out of the year. Additional local pollution could exacerbate this issue. More regional monitoring needs to be done to understand and reduce air pollution in this region.
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