Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11779–11791, 2018

Special issue: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11779–11791, 2018

Research article 20 Aug 2018

Research article | 20 Aug 2018

Modelling studies of HOMs and their contributions to new particle formation and growth: comparison of boreal forest in Finland and a polluted environment in China

Ximeng Qi et al.


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Short summary
In this study we simulate the HOM concentrations and discuss their roles in NPF at a remote boreal forest site in Finland and a suburban site in eastern China. We found that sulfuric acid and HOM organonitrate concentrations in the gas phase are significantly higher but other HOM monomers and dimers from monoterpene oxidation are lower in eastern China. This study highlights the need for molecular-scale measurements in improving the understanding of NPF mechanisms in polluted areas.
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