Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Research article
03 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 03 Jan 2019

Interpretation of particle number size distributions measured across an urban area during the FASTER campaign

Roy M. Harrison, David C. S. Beddows, Mohammed S. Alam, Ajit Singh, James Brean, Ruixin Xu, Simone Kotthaus, and Sue Grimmond


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Dec 2018) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Roy M. Harrison on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Particle number size distributions were measured simultaneously at five sites in London during a campaign. Observations are interpreted in terms of both evaporative shrinkage of traffic-generated particles and condensational growth, probably of traffic-generated particles under cool nocturnal conditions, as well as the influence of particles emitted from Heathrow Airport at a distance of about 22 km. The work highlights the highly dynamic behaviour of nanoparticles within the urban atmosphere.
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