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Volume 17, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 15225–15243, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-15225-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 15225–15243, 2017
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Research article 22 Dec 2017

Research article | 22 Dec 2017

An evaluation of three methods for measuring black carbon in Alert, Canada

Sangeeta Sharma et al.
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A new and unique data set on BC properties at the highest latitude observatory in the world, at Alert, Canada, evaluates three techniques for estimating black carbon (BC) and gives seasonal best estimates of the BC mass concentrations and BC mass absorption coefficients (MAC) for 2.5 years of data. As a short-lived climate forcer, better estimates of the properties of BC are necessary to ensure accurate modelling of aerosol climate forcing of the Arctic atmosphere for mitigation purposes.
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