Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1327–1342, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1327-2019

Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1327–1342, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1327-2019

Research article 31 Jan 2019

Research article | 31 Jan 2019

Aerosol hygroscopic growth, contributing factors, and impact on haze events in a severely polluted region in northern China

Jun Chen et al.

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ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2018) by Yuan Wang
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The hygroscopic growth function of aerosol particles is derived from Raman lidar, whose dependence on aerosol chemical composition is investigated using data from an aerosol chemical speciation monitor (ACSM) and a hygroscopic tandem differential mobility analyzer (H-TDMA) deployed in China. Two distinct cases were chosen with marked differences in their hygroscopic growth, which was fitted by the Kasten model. The differences were attributed to different amounts of chemical species.
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