Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Research article
27 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 27 Sep 2018

Simulation of the size-composition distribution of atmospheric nanoparticles over Europe

David Patoulias, Christos Fountoukis, Ilona Riipinen, Ari Asmi, Markku Kulmala, and Spyros N. Pandis


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AR by Spyros Pandis on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Aug 2018) by Maria Kanakidou
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Aug 2018) by Maria Kanakidou
Short summary
PMCAMx-UF, a 3-D chemical transport model focusing on the simulation of ultrafine particles, has been extended with the addition of the volatility basis set (VBS) approach for the simulation of organic aerosol. The model was applied in Europe and its predictions were evaluated against field observations collected during the PEGASOS 2012 campaign. The condensation of organics led to an increase (50–120 %) in the larger particles but the total number concentration decreased by 10–30 %.
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