Articles | Volume 20, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10169–10191, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10169-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10169–10191, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10169-2020

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 2: Chemical properties and characterization

Damon M. Smith et al.

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