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Volume 17, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 15007–15017, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-15007-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 15007–15017, 2017
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Research article 19 Dec 2017

Research article | 19 Dec 2017

Quantification of an atmospheric nucleation and growth process as a single source of aerosol particles in a city

Imre Salma et al.

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The largest source of ultrafine (UF) aerosol particles in cities seems to be vehicular road traffic. We quantified here that nucleation generates 37 % of UF particles in the near-city background, and 13 % in the city centre. This implies that the health-related consequences of atmospheric new particle formation and growth processes in cities should also be considered in addition to their urban climate implications.
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