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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 5039-5062, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-5039-2017
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Research article
21 Dec 2017
On Aethalometer measurement uncertainties and an instrument correction factor for the Arctic
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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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