Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Research article
09 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2016

Simulations of organic aerosol concentrations during springtime in the Guanzhong Basin, China

Tian Feng, Guohui Li, Junji Cao, Naifang Bei, Zhenxing Shen, Weijian Zhou, Suixin Liu, Ting Zhang, Yichen Wang, Ru-jin Huang, Xuexi Tie, and Luisa T. Molina

Data sets

Air Quality Observation Real-time Release Platform of MEP Data Center Ministry of Environmental Protection, China (China MEP)

Online Monitoring and Analysis Platform of China Air Quality Ministry of Environmental Protection, China (China MEP)

Short summary
The springtime organic aerosol (OA) concentrations in the Guanzhong Basin, China are simulated using the WRF-Chem model with two secondary OA (SOA) modules. Model results are verified with near-surface observations. The non-traditional SOA module significantly improves SOA simulation. Oxidation and partitioning of primary OAs is the most important pathway in SOA formation. Residential emissions are the dominant anthropogenic OA source.
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