Articles | Volume 18, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16587–16599, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16587-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16587–16599, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16587-2018

Research article 22 Nov 2018

Research article | 22 Nov 2018

Estimating the influence of transport on aerosol size distributions during new particle formation events

Runlong Cai et al.

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Significant influences of transport on measured aerosol size distributions are commonly observed. We propose a method for estimating the contributions of transport to nanoparticles during new particle formation events. This method was used to analyze new particle formation events in Southeast Tibet, Fukue Island, and urban Beijing. The changes in the contributions of transport have a good correlation with the changes in wind speed and direction, indicating the feasibility of the method.
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