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Atmospheric Measurement Techniques An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 5039-5062, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-5039-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article
21 Dec 2017
On Aethalometer measurement uncertainties and an instrument correction factor for the Arctic
John Backman et al.

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Time series of aerosol light-absorption coefficients from Aethalometers at six Arctic stations between 2012 and 2014 J. Backman, L. Schmeisser, A. Virkkula, J. A. Ogren, E. Asmi, S. Starkweather, S. Sharma, K. Eleftheriadis, S. Vratolis, T. Uttal, P. Tunved, A. Jefferson, M. Bergin, A. Makshtas, and M. Fiebig https://doi.org/10.21336/gen.1
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Light absorption by aerosol particles is of climatic importance. A widely used means to measure aerosol light absorption is a filter-based measurement technique. In remote areas, such as the Arctic, filter-based instruments operate close to their detection limit. The study presents how a lower detection limit can be achieved for one such instrument, the Aethalometer. Additionally, the Aethalometer is compared to similar instruments, thus improving measurement inter-comparability in the Arctic.
Light absorption by aerosol particles is of climatic importance. A widely used means to measure...
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