Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4735–4756, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-4735-2020

Special issue: Results of the project "Dynamics–aerosol–chemistry–cloud...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4735–4756, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-4735-2020

Research article 22 Apr 2020

Research article | 22 Apr 2020

Overview of aerosol optical properties over southern West Africa from DACCIWA aircraft measurements

Cyrielle Denjean et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Feb 2020) by Andreas Petzold
AR by Cyrielle Denjean on behalf of the Authors (04 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Mar 2020) by Andreas Petzold
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This paper presents aircraft measurements of aerosol optical properties over southern West Africa. We show that aerosol optical properties in the boundary layer were dominated by a persistent biomass burning loading from the Southern Hemisphere. Biomass burning aerosols were more light absorbing that those previously measured in other areas (Amazonia, North America). Our study suggests that lens-coated black carbon particles were the dominant absorber for these biomass burning aerosols.
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