Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1379–1403, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1379-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1379–1403, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1379-2021

Research article 23 Feb 2021

Research article | 23 Feb 2021

Comparison of co-located refractory black carbon (rBC) and elemental carbon (EC) mass concentration measurements during field campaigns at several European sites

Rosaria E. Pileci et al.

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Data archive for the journal article: "Comparison of co–located rBC and EC mass concentration measurements during field campaigns at several European sites" Rosaria E. Pileci, Robin L. Modini, Michele Bertò, Jinfeng Yuan, Joel C. Corbin, Angela Marinoni, Bas J. Henzing, Marcel M. Moerman, Jean P. Putaud, Gerald Spindler, Birgit Wehner, Thomas Müller, Thomas Tuch, Arianna Trentini, Marco Zanatta, Urs Baltensperger, and Martin Gysel-Beer https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4445557

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Short summary
Black carbon (BC), which is an important constituent of atmospheric aerosols, remains difficult to quantify due to various limitations of available methods. This study provides an extensive comparison of co-located field measurements, applying two methods based on different principles. It was shown that both methods indeed quantify the same aerosol property – BC mass concentration. The level of agreement that can be expected was quantified, and some reasons for discrepancy were identified.