Black carbon or brown carbon ? The nature of light-absorbing carbonaceous aerosols

@inproceedings{Andreae2006BlackCO,
  title={Black carbon or brown carbon ? The nature of light-absorbing carbonaceous aerosols},
  author={Meinrat O Andreae and Andras Gelencser},
  year={2006}
}
Although the definition and measurement techniques for atmospheric “black carbon” (“BC”) or “elemental carbon” (“EC”) have long been subjects of scientific controversy, the recent discovery of light-absorbing carbon that is not black (“brown carbon, C brown”) makes it imperative to reassess and redefine the components that make up lightabsorbing carbonaceous matter (LAC) in the atmosphere. Evidence for the atmospheric presence of C brown comes from (1) spectral aerosol light absorption… CONTINUE READING
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