Atmospheric Black Carbon: Monitoring and Assessment

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 174

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Dear Colleagues,

Atmospheric black carbon (BC) absorbs radiation in the ultraviolet and visible spectra. BC, emitted from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuel, biofuel, and biomass, is one of the strongest absorptive aerosols for solar radiation, representing one of the main research fields in atmospheric studies at present. Once being emitted into the atmosphere, BC particles quickly become inhomogeneous during the aging processes. BC and its mixtures influence local and global climate directly by strongly absorbing solar radiation. Due to their complex geometry and mixing structure, our understanding of the optical properties of carbonaceous aerosols is still limited, which makes carbonaceous aerosols one of the largest uncertainties in the estimation of aerosol radiative forcing.

This Special Issue focuses on the monitoring and assessment of BC aerosols, including chemical composition, size distribution, mixing state, optical properties, spatial and temporal distributions, and source apportionment. Moreover, novel methods and techniques for the remote sensing of carbonaceous aerosol properties and other topics related to the climate effects of carbonaceous aerosols are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Xiaolin Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • black carbon
  • monitoring
  • assessment
  • climate effect
  • mixing state

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