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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7319–7334, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7319-2019
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7319–7334, 2019
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Research article 04 Jun 2019

Research article | 04 Jun 2019

Atmospheric evolution of molecular-weight-separated brown carbon from biomass burning

Jenny P. S. Wong et al.

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Biomass burning is a major source of light-absorbing organic species in atmospheric aerosols, and it can play an important role in climate and atmospheric chemistry. Through a combination of laboratory experiments and field observations, this work demonstrated that the light absorption properties of aged biomass burning organic aerosols are dominated by high-molecular-weight compounds. In addition, we found that total hydrated sugars may be a robust tracer for aged biomass burning aerosols.
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