Articles | Volume 16, issue 14
Research article
20 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 20 Jul 2016

Global combustion sources of organic aerosols: model comparison with 84 AMS factor-analysis data sets

Alexandra P. Tsimpidi, Vlassis A. Karydis, Spyros N. Pandis, and Jos Lelieveld


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In this work we use a global chemistry climate model together with a comprehensive global AMS data set in order to provide valuable insights into the temporal and geographical variability of the contribution of the emitted particles and the chemically processed organic material from combustion sources to total OA. This study reveals the high importance of SOA from anthropogenic sources on global OA concentrations and identifies plausible sources of discrepancy between models and measurements.
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