Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5299–5313, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5299-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5299–5313, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5299-2016

Research article 28 Apr 2016

Research article | 28 Apr 2016

The rate of equilibration of viscous aerosol particles

Simon O'Meara et al.

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To understand the effect of atmospheric particulate matter on climate and human health we need to know how it evolves. We investigate how best to estimate diffusion of components through particles by comparing diffusion times from three approaches to solving Fick's Law and find that they agree. This means that scientists can simulate Fickian diffusion through atmospheric particles using the approach best suited to their requirements and have confidence that their model is mathematically sound.
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