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Light-absorbing brown carbon aerosols, emitted by wildfires, remain longer in the atmosphere than expected, which could have implications for climate predictions.
Journal article: Simeon K. Schum, Bo Zhang, Katja Džepina, Paulo Fialho, Claudio Mazzoleni, Lynn R. Mazzoleni. Molecular and physical characteristics of aerosol at a remote free troposphere site: implications for atmospheric aging. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2018; 18 (19): 14017 DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-14017-2018