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Measuring light absorption by freshly emitted organic aerosols: Optical artifacts in traditional solvent-extraction-based methods

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2019
Recent studies have shown that organic aerosol (OA) could have a nontrivial role in atmospheric light absorption at shorter visible wavelengths. Good estimates of OA light absorption are therefore necessary to better estimate radiative forcing due to these aerosols in climate models.

Light absorption by biomass burning source emissions

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2018
Black carbon (BC) aerosol has relatively short atmospheric lifetimes yet plays a unique and important role in the Earth's climate system, making it an important short-term climate mitigation target. Globally, biomass burning is the largest source of BC emissions into the atmosphere.