Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
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, Olga Garmash, Mikael Ehn, Pasi Miettinen, Paola Massoli, Santtu Mikkonen, Tuija Jokinen, Pontus Roldin, Pasi Aalto, Taina Yli-Juuti, Jorma Joutsensaari, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala, Kari E. J. Lehtinen, Douglas R. Worsnop, and Annele Virtanen


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AR by Liqing Hao on behalf of the Authors (23 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Nov 2018) by Fangqun Yu
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish as is (03 Dec 2018) by Fangqun Yu
Short summary
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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