Corrigendum to "Chemical apportionment of southern African aerosol mass and optical depth" published in Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 7643–7655, 2009 B. I. Magi Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Abstract. A correction to results by Magi (2009) is presented here. By combining the
in situ measurements of speciated aerosol mass concentrations with
concurrent measurements of total aerosol optical properties at a wavelength
of 550 nm, it is shown that ~66 % of scattering is due to
carbonaceous aerosol, where derived mass scattering cross sections (MSC) for
OC and BC are 3.8 ± 0.5 m2 g−1 and 2.9 ± 0.8 m2 g−1,
respectively. Derived values of mass absorption cross sections (MAC) for OC
and BC are 0.7 ± 0.2 m2 g−1 and 12.1 ± 0.8 m2 g−1, respectively.
The values of MAC imply that ~21 % of the mid-visible aerosol
absorption in southern Africa is due to OC, with the remainder due to BC.
SSA for BC and OC are about the same as Magi (2009). The results here are
determined using an approach that accounts for the fact that OC and BC are
partially scattering and absorbing.
Citation: Magi, B. I.: Corrigendum to "Chemical apportionment of southern African aerosol mass and optical depth" published in Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 7643–7655, 2009, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4777-4778, doi:10.5194/acp-11-4777-2011, 2011.