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New information about the fractions of carbonaceous aerosols enables more accurate estimates of climate impact

New information about the fractions of carbonaceous aerosols enables more accurate estimates of climate impact

With help of measurements made in the AERONET network (Aerosol Robotic Network), new and more accurate information can be obtained about the fractions of absorbing carbonaceous aerosols in the atmosphere. This information makes it possible to estimate more accurately how much light-absorbing carbonaceous aerosols warm the climate locally.

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Antti Arola, tel. +358 50 307 2131, antti.arola@fmi.fi

Arola, A., Schuster, G. L., Pitkänen, M. R. A., Dubovik, O., Kokkola, H., Lindfors, A. V., Mielonen, T., Raatikainen, T., Romakkaniemi, S., Tripathi, S. N., and Lihavainen, H.: Direct radiative effect by brown carbon over the Indo-Gangetic Plain, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12731-12740, doi:10.5194/acp-15-12731-2015, 2015.

http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/15/12731/2015/acp-15-12731-2015.html

Schuster, G. L., Dubovik, O., and Arola, A.: Remote sensing of soot carbon – Part 1: Distinguishing different absorbing aerosol species, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1565-1585, doi:10.5194/acp-16-1565-2016, 2016.

http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/1565/2016/

Schuster, G. L., Dubovik, O., Arola, A., Eck, T. F., and Holben, B. N.: Remote sensing of soot carbon – Part 2: Understanding the absorption Ångström exponent, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1587-1602, doi:10.5194/acp-16-1587-2016, 2016.

http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/1587/2016/


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