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Volume 15, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13269–13297, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-13269-2015
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13269–13297, 2015
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Research article 01 Dec 2015

Research article | 01 Dec 2015

The role of semi-volatile organic compounds in the mesoscale evolution of biomass burning aerosol: a modeling case study of the 2010 mega-fire event in Russia

I. B. Konovalov et al.

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(1) The mesoscale evolution of aerosol from open biomass burning (BB) has been successfully simulated using the volatility basis set (VBS) framework. (2) The simulations disregarding semivolatile nature of organic compounds forming BB aerosol are found to be inconsistent with measurements in the region and period affected by the Russian 2010 wildfires. (3) The VBS method enables one to improve the consistency of "top-down" and "bottom-up" estimates of BB aerosol emissions.
(1) The mesoscale evolution of aerosol from open biomass burning (BB) has been successfully...
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