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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12163–12174, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12163-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12163–12174, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12163-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 01 Oct 2019

Research article | 01 Oct 2019

Interactions between aerosol organic components and liquid water content during haze episodes in Beijing

Xiaoxiao Li et al.

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Aerosol liquid water is ubiquitous in ambient aerosol. Using long-term aerosol chemical composition to model the aerosol water in Beijing, we found that water absorbed by organics contributes a significant fraction to the total aerosol water. We emphasize the hygroscopicity of organics is highly variable and should be taken into consideration in modelling. A positive feedback loop between organic hygroscopicity and aerosol water was found as one of the driving factors of severe haze in Beijing.
Aerosol liquid water is ubiquitous in ambient aerosol. Using long-term aerosol chemical...
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