Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17705–17716, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17705-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17705–17716, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17705-2018

Research article 13 Dec 2018

Research article | 13 Dec 2018

Combined effects of boundary layer dynamics and atmospheric chemistry on aerosol composition during new particle formation periods

Liqing Hao et al.

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ED: Publish as is (03 Dec 2018) by Fangqun Yu
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An aerosol mass spectrometer was used to characterize aerosol chemical composition during new particle formation periods. The time profiles of mass concentrations and chemical composition of observed aerosol particles are subjected to joint effects of boundary layer dilution, atmospheric chemistry and aerosol mixing in different boundary layers. During the nighttime, the increase in organic aerosol mass correlated well with the increase in condensed highly oxygenated organic molecules' mass.
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