Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2943–2970, 2016

Special issue: BEACHON Rocky Mountain Organic Carbon Study (ROCS) and Rocky...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2943–2970, 2016

Research article 08 Mar 2016

Research article | 08 Mar 2016

In situ secondary organic aerosol formation from ambient pine forest air using an oxidation flow reactor

Brett B. Palm et al.

Data sets

Manitou Experimental Forest Observatory Field Campaign UCAR/NCAR - Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling

Short summary
Ambient pine forest air was oxidized by OH radicals in a PAM oxidation flow reactor during the BEACHON-RoMBAS campaign to study secondary organic aerosol formation. Approximately 4.4 times more secondary organic aerosol was formed in the reactor than could be explained by the volatile organic gases (VOCs) measured in ambient air. The organic aerosol formation can be explained by including an SOA yield from typically unmeasured semivolatile and intermediate-volatility organic gases (S/IVOCs).
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