Optical Properties of Black Carbon Aggregates

Part of the Springer Series in Light Scattering book series (SSLS)


Black carbon (BC, also widely referred to as soot), a typical carbonaceous aerosol, is an important by-product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuel, biomass, biofuel, etc. (Sorensen 2001; Bond and Bergstrom 2006; Bond et al. 2013; Shrestha et al. 2010; Sharma et al. 2013). As the most absorbing aerosol of solar radiation, BC directly warms atmosphere and reduces radiation reaching the surface, and, thus, plays a critical role on global and regional weather and climate (Jacobson 2001; Menon et al. 2002; Bond and Sun 2005; Ramanathan and Carmichael 2008; Schwarz et al. 2008; Chakrabarty et al. 2009; Scarnato et al. 2013; Bond et al. 2013).



We particularly thank Drs. Daniel W. Mackowski and Michael I. Mishchenko for the MSTM code, Dr. Yu-Lin Xu for the GMM code, and Drs. Maxim A. Yurkin and Alfons G. Hoekstra for the ADDA code. We also acknowledge the contributions from Shiwen Teng, Ji Li, and Chen Zeng. This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Grant No. 41505018), the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by CAST (2017QNRC001), and the Startup Foundation for Introducing Talent of NUIST (No. 2014r067).


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  1. 1.School of Atmospheric PhysicsNanjing University of Information Science & TechnologyNanjingChina

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