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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11687-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11687-2019
Research article
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19 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 19 Sep 2019

Seasonal characteristics of organic aerosol chemical composition and volatility in Stuttgart, Germany

Wei Huang, Harald Saathoff, Xiaoli Shen, Ramakrishna Ramisetty, Thomas Leisner, and Claudia Mohr

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We investigate the molecular composition and volatility of oxygenated organic aerosol (OOA) particles in summer and winter in Stuttgart, Germany. OOA in summer is more influenced by biogenic emissions, while in winter biomass burning emissions are an important source. OOA in winter is also less volatile. Potential reasons are discussed in our paper. Our study shows the important contributions of nonfossil OA from biogenic and biomass burning even in an urban area with high traffic emissions.
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