On the relation between the size and chemical composition of aerosol particles and their optical properties

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Abstract

The light scattering and absorption coefficients of fine atmospheric aerosol particles were recorded in Hungary under rural conditions in 1998-1999 by an integrating nephelometer and particle soot absorption photometer, respectively. In some cases optical properties in the fine size range were compared to those in the coarse particles. Results obtained indicate, as expected, that fine particles control the scattering and absorption caused by the aerosol. In 1999 the size distribution of aerosol particles was also monitored by means of an electric low pressure impactor (ELPI). This makes it possible the study of the relationship between the number, surface and mass concentration in the size range of 0.1-1.0 μm and the optical characteristics by also considering the chemical composition of the particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5053-5058
Number of pages6
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Volume35
Issue number30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 26 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Atmospheric Science

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