Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4433–4450, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4433–4450, 2017

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


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AR by Satoshi Takahama on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Feb 2017) by Maria Cristina Facchini
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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