Articles | Volume 16, issue 19
Research article
14 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 14 Oct 2016

Observation of new particle formation and measurement of sulfuric acid, ammonia, amines and highly oxidized organic molecules at a rural site in central Germany

Andreas Kürten, Anton Bergen, Martin Heinritzi, Markus Leiminger, Verena Lorenz, Felix Piel, Mario Simon, Robert Sitals, Andrea C. Wagner, and Joachim Curtius


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ED: Publish as is (27 Sep 2016) by Thomas Karl
Short summary
Field measurements were conducted at a rural site in central Germany close to dairy farms to investigate if there is a connection between new particle formation and the presence of amines. A variety of trace gases were measured in addition to amines, like sulfuric acid, ammonia and highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOM). The results indicate that amines are very likely involved in the growth of aerosol particles and probably also in the nucleation process, although HOM could be relevant, too.
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