Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5403–5415, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5403-2019

Special issue: Simulation chambers as tools in atmospheric research (AMT/ACP/GMD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5403–5415, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5403-2019

Research article 24 Apr 2019

Research article | 24 Apr 2019

Simulation of the chemical evolution of biomass burning organic aerosol

Georgia N. Theodoritsi and Spyros N. Pandis

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Apr 2019) by Jacqui Hamilton
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The chemical transport model PMCAMx was extended to investigate the effects of partitioning and photochemical aging of biomass burning emissions on organic aerosol (OA) concentrations and was applied in Europe. During the summer, the contribution of biomass burning to total OA levels over continental Europe was 16 % and during winter 47 %. Intermediate volatility organic compounds are predicted to be important precursors of secondary OA from biomass burning.
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