Articles | Volume 19, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13243–13265, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13243-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13243–13265, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13243-2019

Research article 28 Oct 2019

Research article | 28 Oct 2019

New particle formation in the volcanic eruption plume of the Piton de la Fournaise: specific features from a long-term dataset

Clémence Rose et al.

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New particle formation (NPF) is a significant climate-relevant source of aerosols in the atmosphere. We show that during the eruptive periods of the Piton de la Fournaise in 2015, NPF was favoured compared to regular days. Using the largest dataset ever reported in volcanic plume conditions, we quantify the emission rates of particles over a broad size range and provide a new statistically robust parameterization to take into account this important source of atmospheric particles in models.
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