Measurement of aerosol optical property in Hong Kong rural area

Shuncheng Lee, Y. Gao, S. C. Lai, J. Sun, Y. Huang

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Abstract

Atmospheric aerosols play an important role in climate change and visibility impairment. Black carbon (BC) is a form of atmospheric aerosol that can reduce visibility through absorption of solar radiation and can be an important cause og global warming. For 2011-2012, aerosol optical properties such as scattering, absorption coefficient, single scattering albedo, and scattering angstrom exponent in a Hong Kong rural area (Hok Tsui) were measured in order to determine Hong Kong's regional pollution status. Higher scattering and absorption coefficient was measured in the cold season while lower values were obtained in the warm season. Based on BC concentrations, primary emissions in Hok Tsui have decreased significantly. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 106th AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition (Chicago, IL 6/25-28/2013).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication106th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE 2013
PublisherAir and Waste Management Association
Pages2853-2856
Number of pages4
Volume4
ISBN (Print)9781629934440
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event106th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE 2013 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201328 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference106th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, ACE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period25/06/1328/06/13

Keywords

  • Aerosol optical property
  • Black carbon
  • Scattering angstrom exponent (SAE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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