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- It is the product of incomplete combustion and consisting mostly of carbon and small liquid and solid particles. Smoke is primarily caused by the burning of wood, coal, gasoline, or other biomass. Smoke particles are usually less than 1.0 micrometers in size. Wind intensity, particle size, air temperature, and atmospheric pressure all effect how smoke behaves in the environment.
[Nature; v325; p701-3; 1987.] [Environmental Science & Technology; v28; p1375-88; 1994.]
Source: Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary
- Particles suspended in air after incomplete combustion.
Source: Terms of the Environment