Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7067–7090, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7067-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7067–7090, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7067-2016

Research article 10 Jun 2016

Research article | 10 Jun 2016

Using a combined power law and log-normal distribution model to simulate particle formation and growth in a mobile aerosol chamber

Miska Olin et al.

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Comparison of the particle size distributions simulated by the sectional model (FS1000), the log-normal distribution model (LN), and the combined power law and log-normal distribution model (PL+LN) Miska Olin http://dx.doi.org/10.5446/18564

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We introduce a new representation of particle size distribution, in which a power law form is used in addition to the most commonly used log-normal representation. The new representation is beneficial in simulations involving the initial steps of aerosol formation, where power law behaviour is typically seen, instead of less accurate pure log-normal representation or computationally more expensive sectional representation.
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