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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9321-9348, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9321-2016
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Research article
28 Jul 2016
Multiple new-particle growth pathways observed at the US DOE Southern Great Plains field site
Anna L. Hodshire et al.

Data sets

New Particle Formation Study 2013 (NPFS 2013)
Campaign
http://www.arm.gov/campaigns/sgp2013npfs
Extended AIM Aerosol Thermodynamics model
S. L. Clegg, P. Brimblecombe, and A. S. Wexler
http://www.aim.env.uea.ac.uk/aim/aim.php
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Short summary
Processes that control the growth of newly formed particles are not well understood and limit predictions of aerosol climate impacts. We combine state-of-the-art measurements at a central-US site with a particle-growth model to investigate the species and processes contributing to growth. Observed growth was dominated by organics, sulfate salts, or a mixture of these two. The model qualitatively captures the variability between different days.
Processes that control the growth of newly formed particles are not well understood and limit...
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