Articles | Volume 20, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11923–11939, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11923-2020

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11923–11939, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11923-2020

Research article 23 Oct 2020

Research article | 23 Oct 2020

Mixing states of Amazon basin aerosol particles transported over long distances using transmission electron microscopy

Kouji Adachi et al.

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Occurrences, size distributions, and number fractions of individual aerosol particles from the Amazon basin during the GoAmazon2014/5 campaign were analyzed using transmission electron microscopy. Aerosol particles from natural sources (e.g., mineral dust, primary biological aerosols, and sea salts) during the wet season originated from the Amazon forest and long-range transports (the Saharan desert and the Atlantic Ocean). They commonly mix at an individual particle scale during transport.
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