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EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > ORGANIC PARTICLES
Definition:
Aerosol particles consisting predominantly of organic compounds, mainly C,
H, O, and lesser amounts of other elements: may be biogenic or
anthropogenic; primary or secondary; some organic compounds in aerosols
may exhibit substantial light absorption.  
Reference:
Charlson, R.J. and J. Heintzenberg, eds. 1994. Aerosol Forcing of Climate,
Report of the Dahlem Workshop on Aerosol Forcing of Climate, Berlin, April
24-29, 1994, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
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