Special Issue "Influencing Factors of Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) Formation and Optical Absorption"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2023) | Viewed by 235
Organic aerosol (OA) is contributing to the pollution in the atmosphere component of carbonaceous aerosol. A group of colored OA that effectively absorb sunlight in the near-ultraviolet to visible range compounds was termed brown carbon (BrC). BrC not only directly affects the global radiation balance and the regional climate by absorbing solar radiation but also indirectly affects the activity of the atmospheric oxidation reaction. The sources, formation mechanism and chemical composition of BrC are complicated. Our understanding of the relationship between the chemical composition and optical properties of BrC remains limited. The optical properties of BrC remain highly uncertain, and we are unable to make an accurate prediction. Hence, BrC contributes significantly to the uncertainty in estimating aerosol radiation forcing by climate models. Therefore, it is important to study the relationship between molecular-level compositions, secondary formation mechanisms and the light absorption properties of BrC, and quantify BrC's contribution to light absorption in the atmosphere.
Dr. Shijie Liu
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- secondary organic aerosol
- brown carbon
- photooxidation process
- nitrogen-containing organic compounds
- aerosol mass spectrometry
- environmental factors