Articles | Volume 18, issue 14
Research article
27 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 27 Jul 2018

Simulation of atmospheric organic aerosol using its volatility–oxygen-content distribution during the PEGASOS 2012 campaign

Eleni Karnezi, Benjamin N. Murphy, Laurent Poulain, Hartmut Herrmann, Alfred Wiedensohler, Florian Rubach, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Thomas F. Mentel, and Spyros N. Pandis


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AR by Spyros Pandis on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jun 2018) by Thomas Röckmann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish as is (02 Jul 2018) by Thomas Röckmann
Short summary
Different parameterizations of the organic aerosol (OA) formation and evolution are evaluated using ground and airborne measurements collected in the 2012 PEGASOS field campaign in the Po Valley (Italy). Total OA concentration and O : C ratios were reproduced within experimental error by a number of schemes. Anthropogenic secondary OA (SOA) contributed 15–25 % of the total OA, 20–35 % of SOA from intermediate volatility compounds oxidation, and 15–45 % of biogenic SOA depending on the scheme.
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