Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2785–2802, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2785-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2785–2802, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2785-2016

Research article 04 Mar 2016

Research article | 04 Mar 2016

SOA formation from the photooxidation of α-pinene: systematic exploration of the simulation of chamber data

Renee C. McVay et al.

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Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) affects climate change, human health, and cloud formation. We examine SOA formation from the biogenic hydrocarbon α-pinene and observe unexpected experimental results that run contrary to model predictions. Various processes are explored via modeling to rationalize the observations. The paper identifies the importance of further constraining via experiments various steps in the chemical mechanism in order to accurately predict SOA worldwide.
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