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Volume 17, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8887–8901, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8887-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8887–8901, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8887-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 24 Jul 2017

Research article | 24 Jul 2017

Modeling the role of highly oxidized multifunctional organic molecules for the growth of new particles over the boreal forest region

Emilie Öström et al.

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We used a model to study how biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) emitted from the boreal forest contribute to the formation and growth of particles in the atmosphere. Some of these particles are important climate forcers, acting as seeds for cloud droplet fomation. We implemented a new gas chemistry mechanism that describes how the BVOCs are oxidized and form low-volatility highly oxidized organic molecules. With the new mechanism we are able to accurately predict the particle growth.
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