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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 6807–6817, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-6807-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 6807–6817, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-6807-2022
Research article
23 Nov 2022
Research article | 23 Nov 2022

New method to determine black carbon mass size distribution

Weilun Zhao et al.

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A new method to determine black carbon mass size distribution (BCMSD) was proposed using the size-resolved absorption coefficient measured by an aerodynamic aerosol classifier in tandem with an aethalometer. This new method fills the gap in the high-time-resolution measurement of BCMSD ranging from upper submicron particle sizes to larger than 1 µm. This method can be applied to field measurement of BCMSD extensively for better understanding BC aging and better estimating the BC climate effect.