Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
01 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 01 Mar 2019

Formation and growth of atmospheric nanoparticles in the eastern Mediterranean: results from long-term measurements and process simulations

Nikos Kalivitis, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Giorgos Kouvarakis, Iasonas Stavroulas, Evaggelia Tzitzikalaki, Panayiotis Kalkavouras, Nikos Daskalakis, Stelios Myriokefalitakis, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Hanna E. Manninen, Pontus Roldin, Tuukka Petäjä, Michael Boy, Markku Kulmala, Maria Kanakidou, and Nikolaos Mihalopoulos


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AR by Nikolaos Kalivitis on behalf of the Authors (17 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Dec 2018) by François Dulac
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Jan 2019) by François Dulac
AR by Nikolaos Kalivitis on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
New particle formation (NPF) is an important source of atmospheric aerosols. For the Mediterranean atmosphere, only few studies exist. In this study we present one of the longest series of NPF by analyzing 10 years of data from Crete, Greece. NPF took place on 27 % of the available days; it was more frequent in spring and less so in late summer. Model simulations showed that NPF in the subtropical environment may differ greatly from that in the boreal environment.
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