Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1317–1330, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1317–1330, 2016

Research article 05 Feb 2016

Research article | 05 Feb 2016

Seasonal variations of ultra-fine and submicron aerosols in Taipei, Taiwan: implications for particle formation processes in a subtropical urban area

H. C. Cheung et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2015)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (10 Dec 2015) by Tuukka Petäjä
AR by Charles Chou on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jan 2016) by Tuukka Petäjä
Short summary
This study investigated the properties of ultra-fine particles (UFPs) and submicron particles (PM1) in an east Asian urban area. The results indicate that the concentration of PM1 was elevated during cold seasons, whereas the highest concentration of UFPs was measured in summer. Moreover, UFPs were mostly composed of organics, whereas ammonium and sulfate were the major constituents of PM1. This study underlines the significance of secondary organic aerosols in UFPs.
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