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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2297–2310, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2297-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2297–2310, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2297-2017
Research article
14 Feb 2017
Research article | 14 Feb 2017

Constraining uncertainties in particle-wall deposition correction during SOA formation in chamber experiments

Theodora Nah et al.

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We present a model framework that accounts for coagulation in chamber studies where high seed aerosol surface area concentrations are used. The uncertainties in the calculated SOA mass concentrations and yields between four different particle-wall loss correction methods over the series of α-pinene ozonolysis experiments are also assessed. We show that SOA mass yields calculated by the four methods can deviate significantly in studies where high seed aerosol surface area concentrations are used.
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