Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 39–52, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-39-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 39–52, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-39-2020

Research article 08 Jan 2020

Research article | 08 Jan 2020

Development of an improved two-sphere integration technique for quantifying black carbon concentrations in the atmosphere and seasonal snow

Xin Wang et al.

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We developed an improved two-sphere integration (TSI) technique to quantify black carbon (BC) concentrations in the atmosphere and seasonal snow. The major advantage of this system is that it combines two distinct integrated spheres to reduce the scattering effect due to light-absorbing particles and thus provides accurate determinations of total light absorption from BC collected on Nuclepore filters.