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Volume 17, issue 21 | Copyright

Special issue: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13361-13371, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13361-2017
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Research article 10 Nov 2017

Research article | 10 Nov 2017

Estimation of atmospheric particle formation rates through an analytical formula: validation and application in Hyytiälä and Puijo, Finland

Elham Baranizadeh et al.
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Extrapolation of the particle formation rates from one measured larger size (e.g., 7 nm) to smaller sizes (e.g., 3 nm) based on simplified growth-scavenging dynamics works fairly well to estimate mean daily formation rates, but it fails to predict the time evolution of the particle population. This points to the challenges in predicting atmospheric nucleation rates for locations where the particle growth and loss rates are size- and time-dependent.
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