Articles | Volume 20, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15811–15833, 2020

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15811–15833, 2020

Research article 18 Dec 2020

Research article | 18 Dec 2020

Chemical composition and source apportionment of atmospheric aerosols on the Namibian coast

Danitza Klopper et al.


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ED: Publish as is (02 Nov 2020) by Frank Eckardt
Short summary
The chemical composition of aerosol particles is very important as it determines to which extent they can affect the Earth's climate by acting with solar light and modifying the properties of clouds. The South Atlantic region is a remote and under-explored region to date where these effects could be important. The measurements presented in this paper consist in the analysis of samples collected at a coastal site in Namibia. The first long-term source apportionment is presented and discussed.
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