Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4831–4842, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4831-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4831–4842, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4831-2018
Research article
10 Apr 2018
Research article | 10 Apr 2018

On the functional form of particle number size distributions: influence of particle source and meteorological variables

Katia Cugerone et al.

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The aerosol particle number size distributions (PNSDs) measured in one urban background site (Milan) and in one rural mountainous site (Oga San Colombano) have been studied and compared. Detailed statistical analyses have shown that a common empirical PNSD pattern exists, except for the urban winter data. In order to explain this phenomenon, we analysed the aerosol dynamics by considering the influence of primary aerosol components and the interaction with precipitation and high wind speed.
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