Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2309–2322, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2309–2322, 2016
Research article
26 Feb 2016
Research article | 26 Feb 2016

Simulating secondary organic aerosol in a regional air quality model using the statistical oxidation model – Part 1: Assessing the influence of constrained multi-generational ageing

S. H. Jathar et al.

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