Articles | Volume 20, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10149–10168, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10149-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10149–10168, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10149-2020
Research article
02 Sep 2020
Research article | 02 Sep 2020

Laboratory studies of fresh and aged biomass burning aerosol emitted from east African biomass fuels – Part 1: Optical properties

Damon M. Smith et al.

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Biomass burning aerosol can scatter and absorb light, contributing to the cooling or warming of the planet. The scattering and absorption properties (optical properties) change as aerosol ages and interacts with atmospheric gases. Optical properties also depend on burning conditions, fuel type, and morphology. Africa is a major source of biomass burning aerosols, but there are very few laboratory studies. This study focuses on the optical properties of aerosols from east African biomass fuels.
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