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Black carbon particles in southern Africa mainly anthropogenic

Black carbon particles in southern Africa mainly anthropogenic

According to a recent international study, black carbon concentrations in the urban areas of southern Africa are almost entirely caused by human actions. The concentrations of black carbon particles in these areas were greater than current models would indicate.

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Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Friderike Kuik, friderike.kuik@iass-potsdam.de
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Ville Vakkari, ville.vakkari@fmi.fi, tel. 050 4076133

Kuik, F., Lauer, A., Beukes, J. P., Van Zyl, P. G., Josipovic, M., Vakkari, V., Laakso, L. and Feig, G. T.: The anthropogenic contribution to atmospheric black carbon concentrations in southern Africa: a WRF-Chem modeling study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15(15), 8809–8830, doi:10.5194/acp-15-8809-2015, 2015.


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