Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 77–92, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 77–92, 2017

Research article 03 Jan 2017

Research article | 03 Jan 2017

Modeling biogenic and anthropogenic secondary organic aerosol in China

Jianlin Hu et al.


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AR by Qi Ying on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Nov 2016) by David Topping
Short summary
An annual simulation of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) concentrations in China with updated SOA formation pathways reveals that SOA can be a significant contributor to PM2.5 in major urban areas. Summer SOA is dominated by emissions from biogenic sources, while winter SOA is dominated by anthropogenic emissions such as alkanes and aromatic compounds. Reactive surface uptake of dicarbonyls throughout the year and isoprene epoxides in summer is the most important contributor.
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