Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3687–3701, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3687-2015

Special issue: Amazonian Aerosol Characterization Experiment 2008...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3687–3701, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3687-2015
Research article
02 Apr 2015
Research article | 02 Apr 2015

Submicron particle mass concentrations and sources in the Amazonian wet season (AMAZE-08)

Q. Chen et al.

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ED: Publish as is (15 Mar 2015) by Willy Maenhaut
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Submicron particle mass concentration in the Amazon during the wet season of 2008 was dominated by organic material. The PMF analysis finds a comparable importance of gas-phase (gas-to-particle condensation) and particle-phase (reactive uptake of isoprene oxidation products, especially of epoxydiols to acidic haze, fog, or cloud droplets) production of secondary organic material during the study period, together accounting for >70% of the organic-particle mass concentration.
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