Soot superaggregates from flaming wildfires and their direct radiative forcing

  title={Soot superaggregates from flaming wildfires and their direct radiative forcing},
  author={Rajan K. Chakrabarty and Nicholas D. Beres and Hans Moosm{\"u}ller and Swarup China and Claudio Mazzoleni and Manvendra K. Dubey and Li Liu and Michael I. Mishchenko},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Wildfires contribute significantly to global soot emissions, yet their aerosol formation mechanisms and resulting particle properties are poorly understood and parameterized in climate models. The conventional view holds that soot is formed via the cluster-dilute aggregation mechanism in wildfires and emitted as aggregates with fractal dimension Df ≈ 1.8 mobility diameter Dm ≤ 1 μm, and aerodynamic diameter Da ≤ 300 nm. Here we report the ubiquitous presence of soot superaggregates (SAs) in the… CONTINUE READING
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