Some Features of Black Carbon Aerosols Connected with Regional Climate Over Pristine Environment


  • Saurabh Yadav

    Amity Centre of Excellence in Ocean-Atmosphere Science and Technology (ACOAST), Amity University Haryana (AUH), Gurugram, 122413, India

  • Panuganti C. S. Devara

    Amity Centre of Excellence in Ocean-Atmosphere Science and Technology (ACOAST), Amity University Haryana (AUH), Gurugram, 122413, India

  • S. M. Sonbawne

    Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pashan, Pune, 411008, India

  • B. S. Murthy

    Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pashan, Pune, 411008, India

  • S. Tiwari

    Amity Centre of Excellence in Ocean-Atmosphere Science and Technology (ACOAST), Amity University Haryana (AUH), Gurugram, 122413, India

  • S. Wadhwa

    Amity Centre of Excellence in Ocean-Atmosphere Science and Technology (ACOAST), Amity University Haryana (AUH), Gurugram, 122413, India

  • A. Kumar

    Amity Centre of Excellence in Ocean-Atmosphere Science and Technology (ACOAST), Amity University Haryana (AUH), Gurugram, 122413, India

Received: 26 October 2023 | Revised: 27 November 2023 | Accepted: 5 December 2023 | Published Online: 12 December 2023


The authors report the results of aethalometer black carbon (BC) aerosol measurements carried out over a rural (pristine) site, Panchgaon, Haryana State, India during the winter months of 2021–2022 and 2022–2023. They are compared with collocated and concurrent observations from the Air Quality Monitoring Station (AQMS), which provides synchronous air pollution and surface meteorological parameters. Secular variations in BC mass concentration are studied and explained with variations in local meteorological parameters. The biomass burning fire count retrievals from NASA-NOAA VIIRS satellite, and backward airmass trajectories from NOAA-ERL HYSPLIT Model analysis have also been utilized to explain the findings. They reveal that the north-west Indian region contributes maximum to the BC mass concentration over the study site during the study period. Moreover, the observed BC mass concentrations corroborate the synchronous fire count, primary and secondary pollutant concentrations. The results were found to aid the development of mitigation methods to achieve a sustainable climate system.


Carbonaceous aerosols, Dual-spot technique, Temporal variations, Primary and secondary pollutants, Stubble burning, Long-range transport, Satellite products


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Yadav, S., C. S. Devara, P., M. Sonbawne, S., S. Murthy, B., Tiwari, S., Wadhwa, S., & Kumar, A. (2023). Some Features of Black Carbon Aerosols Connected with Regional Climate Over Pristine Environment: Carbonaceous Aerosols over Pristine Environment. Journal of Atmospheric Science Research, 7(1), 1–18.


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