Articles | Volume 19, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11985–12006, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11985–12006, 2019

Research article 26 Sep 2019

Research article | 26 Sep 2019

Quantifying aerosol size distributions and their temporal variability in the Southern Great Plains, USA

Peter J. Marinescu et al.


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Short summary
We characterized and provided fits for the seasonal aerosol size distributions (7 nm–14  µm diameter) at a North American, long–term surface site (SGP), which can be applied to models. Key cycles on timescales of several hours to weeks were also assessed using power spectra for various aerosol size ranges. One key finding is the consistent presence of diurnal cycles in the smallest particles in each season, providing insights into the formation and roles of new particle formation at SGP.
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