Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12445–12464, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12445–12464, 2015

Research article 10 Nov 2015

Research article | 10 Nov 2015

Aerosol size distribution and new particle formation in the western Yangtze River Delta of China: 2 years of measurements at the SORPES station

X. M. Qi et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Oct 2015) by Wolfram Birmili
Short summary
We report 2 years of measurements of submicron particles at the SORPES station and provide a comprehensive understanding of main factors controlling temporal variation of the aerosol size distribution and NPF in eastern China. The number concentrations of total particles at Nanjing were comparable to other Chinese megacities but the frequency of NPF was much higher. Year-to-year differences of meteorological conditions could significantly influence the seasonal cycle of NPF and growth.
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