Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Research article
21 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 21 Feb 2020

The characteristics of atmospheric brown carbon in Xi'an, inland China: sources, size distributions and optical properties

Can Wu, Gehui Wang, Jin Li, Jianjun Li, Cong Cao, Shuangshuang Ge, Yuning Xie, Jianmin Chen, Xingru Li, Guoyan Xue, Xinpei Wang, Zhuyu Zhao, and Fang Cao


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AR by Can Wu on behalf of the Authors (25 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jan 2020) by Aijun Ding
AR by Can Wu on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Brown carbon (BrC), as an important component of aerosol, has attracted wide attention in recent years, yet very limited information on size differences is available. This paper reveals that BrC presented a bimodal pattern and was mainly derived from biomass burning in an interior city of China. Our results are very helpful for readers to comprehensively understand the features of brown carbon in China.
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