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BG | Volume 16, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 16, 2181–2188, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2181-2019
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Biogeosciences, 16, 2181–2188, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2181-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 24 May 2019

Research article | 24 May 2019

Identification of secondary fatty alcohols in atmospheric aerosols in temperate forests

Yuzo Miyazaki et al.
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Fatty alcohols (FAs) are major components of surface lipids and can act as surface-active atmospheric organic aerosols, influencing the cloud formation. We identified five secondary FAs in atmospheric aerosols at two temperate forest sites and revealed their distinct seasonal variation for the first time. Our results suggest that they originated mostly from plant wax and could be used as useful tracers for primary biological aerosol particles.
Fatty alcohols (FAs) are major components of surface lipids and can act as surface-active...
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