Articles | Volume 22, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9859–9876, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9859–9876, 2022
Research article
03 Aug 2022
Research article | 03 Aug 2022

Vertical structure of biomass burning aerosol transported over the southeast Atlantic Ocean

Harshvardhan Harshvardhan et al.

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The evolution of aerosol in biomass burning smoke plumes that travel over marine clouds off the Atlantic coast of central Africa was studied using measurements made by a lidar deployed on a high-altitude aircraft. The main finding was that the physical properties of aerosol do not change appreciably once the plume has left land and travels over the ocean over a timescale of 1 to 2 d. Almost all particles in the plume are of radius less than 1 micrometer and spherical in shape.
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