Articles | Volume 16, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9321–9348, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9321–9348, 2016

Research article 28 Jul 2016

Research article | 28 Jul 2016

Multiple new-particle growth pathways observed at the US DOE Southern Great Plains field site

Anna L. Hodshire et al.


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Short summary
Processes that control the growth of newly formed particles are not well understood and limit predictions of aerosol climate impacts. We combine state-of-the-art measurements at a central-US site with a particle-growth model to investigate the species and processes contributing to growth. Observed growth was dominated by organics, sulfate salts, or a mixture of these two. The model qualitatively captures the variability between different days.
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