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Volume 17, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1653–1672, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1653-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1653–1672, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1653-2017
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Research article 02 Feb 2017

Research article | 02 Feb 2017

Contributions of nitrated aromatic compounds to the light absorption of water-soluble and particulate brown carbon in different atmospheric environments in Germany and China

Monique Teich et al.
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This study provides a large data set on concentrations of individual brown carbon constituents, i.e., nitrated aromatic compounds, in diverse atmospheric environments and their relative contribution to water-soluble and particulate light absorption. It extends the existing knowledge on the abundance of brown carbon and its molecular composition and provides scientific motivation for further studies on ambient brown carbon constituents.
This study provides a large data set on concentrations of individual brown carbon constituents,...
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