Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6723–6748, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6723-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6723–6748, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6723-2021

Research article 20 Oct 2021

Research article | 20 Oct 2021

Estimates of mass absorption cross sections of black carbon for filter-based absorption photometers in the Arctic

Sho Ohata et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-166', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Responses to the reviewers' comments', Sho Ohata, 21 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-166', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Responses to the reviewers' comments', Sho Ohata, 21 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sho Ohata on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Sep 2021) by Hendrik Fuchs
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Short summary
Reliable values of mass absorption cross sections (MACs) of black carbon (BC) are required to determine mass concentrations of BC at Arctic sites using different types of filter-based absorption photometers. We successfully estimated MAC values for these instruments through comparison with independent measurements of BC by a continuous soot monitoring system called COSMOS. These MAC values are consistent with each other and applicable to study spatial and temporal variation in BC in the Arctic.