Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1–18, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1–18, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1-2015

Research article 06 Jan 2015

Research article | 06 Jan 2015

The effect of dry and wet deposition of condensable vapors on secondary organic aerosols concentrations over the continental US

C. Knote et al.

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Organic material found in ambient aerosol is mostly formed through the oxidation of gaseous precursors. It is semi-volatile under atmospheric conditions, and it continuously partitions between the gas and particle phases. At the same time, it is also highly water soluble. We show that wet and especially dry deposition of semi-volatile organic compounds in the gas phase are major indirect removal pathways for the particle phase, and hence need to be accurately accounted for in modeling studies.
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