Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Technical note
03 Apr 2017
Technical note |  | 03 Apr 2017

Technical note: Relating functional group measurements to carbon types for improved model–measurement comparisons of organic aerosol composition

Satoshi Takahama and Giulia Ruggeri

Model code and software

APRL Carbon Type Analysis S. Takahama

APRL KPP G/P module S. Takahama and F. A. Bernhard

Short summary
We formalize a method for classifying carbon atoms in organic aerosols according to their functionalization. This conceptual approach allows estimation of carbon mass from functional group measurements, which previously required a series of assumptions that were not well constrained. We describe how the proposed strategy can lead to better comparisons among functional group measurements, chemically explicit model simulations, and other measurements.
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