Articles | Volume 19, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15247–15270, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15247–15270, 2019

Research article 16 Dec 2019

Research article | 16 Dec 2019

Sources of organic aerosols in Europe: a modeling study using CAMx with modified volatility basis set scheme

Jianhui Jiang et al.


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Short summary
We use an air quality model with a modified organic aerosol (OA) module based on chamber experiments to identify the OA sources and their contributions in Europe. Comparisons with long-term measurements at nine sites in 2011 show an improvement in OA simulation. Our results suggest that the biomass burning and biogenic emissions are the dominant sources in winter and summer, respectively. Contributions of diesel and gasoline vehicles are relatively small compared to a previous study in the US.
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