Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 147–162, 2021

Special issue: In-depth study of air pollution sources and processes within...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 147–162, 2021

Research article 08 Jan 2021

Research article | 08 Jan 2021

Direct measurements of black carbon fluxes in central Beijing using the eddy covariance method

Rutambhara Joshi et al.

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APHH: Atmospheric measurements and model results for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity Z. L. Fleming, J. D. Lee, D. Liu, J. Acton, Z. Huang, X. Wang, N. Hewitt, L. Crilley, L. Kramer, E. Slater, L. Whalley, C. Ye, and T. Ingham

Short summary
Black carbon (BC) is a component of particulate matter which has significant effects on climate and human health. Sources of BC include biomass burning, transport, industry and domestic cooking and heating. In this study, we measured BC emissions in Beijing, finding a dominance of traffic emissions over all other sources. The quantitative method presented here has benefits for revising widely used emissions inventories and for understanding BC sources with impacts on air quality and climate.
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