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Volume 17, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 371–383, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-371-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 371–383, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-371-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 09 Jan 2017

Research article | 09 Jan 2017

Size-selected black carbon mass distributions and mixing state in polluted and clean environments of northern India

Tomi Raatikainen et al.

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AR by Tomi Raatikainen on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Oct 2016) by Andreas Petzold
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Nov 2016)
RR by Gavin McMeeking (18 Nov 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (22 Nov 2016) by Andreas Petzold
AR by Tomi Raatikainen on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Dec 2016) by Andreas Petzold
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We have measured black carbon aerosol properties in northern India at two sites: the first site is located at the polluted Indo-Gangetic Plain, while the second site is at the Himalayan foothills in a significantly cleaner environment. The observations show a clear difference in black carbon concentrations, but individual aerosol particles seem to be similar in both sites. Indirect evidence suggests that the particles are highly irregular resembling freshly emitted soot.
We have measured black carbon aerosol properties in northern India at two sites: the first site...
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