Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13783–13800, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13783–13800, 2017

Research article 20 Nov 2017

Research article | 20 Nov 2017

Features in air ions measured by an air ion spectrometer (AIS) at Dome C

Xuemeng Chen et al.


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Short summary
An air ion spectrometer was deployed for characterizing air ions for the first time at the Concordia station at Dome C on the Antarctic Plateau. We observed different ion processes: new particle formation (NPF), wind-induced ion production, and ion formation related to cloud and/or fog formation. Insights into these phenomena are presented. Additionally, the analysis on the growth of NPF events showed a size dependency of growth rates (GRs), i.e. GRs increase with particle sizes.
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