Articles | Volume 18, issue 22
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16587-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16587-2018
Research article
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22 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 22 Nov 2018

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

Runlong Cai, Indra Chandra, Dongsen Yang, Lei Yao, Yueyun Fu, Xiaoxiao Li, Yiqun Lu, Lun Luo, Jiming Hao, Yan Ma, Lin Wang, Jun Zheng, Takafumi Seto, and Jingkun Jiang

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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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