Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14329–14338, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14329-2019

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14329–14338, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14329-2019

Research article 27 Nov 2019

Research article | 27 Nov 2019

Wintertime aerosol properties in Beijing

Misti Levy Zamora et al.

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Severe haze formation in Beijing during wintertime is attributed to explosive secondary aerosol formation including particle nucleation and subsequent particle growth. Organic matter is responsible for producing nucleation mode particles, while secondary organic and inorganic components jointly contribute to the high aerosol mass during haze episodes. High levels of gaseous precursors and stagnant air mass are responsible for fast secondary aerosol formation.
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