Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-11399-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-11399-2015
Research article
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15 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 15 Oct 2015

Natural new particle formation at the coastal Antarctic site Neumayer

R. Weller, K. Schmidt, K. Teinilä, and R. Hillamo

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We measured condensation particle (CP) concentrations and particle size distributions at the coastal Antarctic station Neumayer. Several nucleation events were observed, but particles did not grow up to sizes required for acting as cloud condensation nuclei. A simple estimation indicated that apart from sulfuric acid, the derived growth rates required other low volatile precursor vapours.
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