Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5679-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5679-2019
Research article
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30 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2019

Analysis of new particle formation (NPF) events at nearby rural, urban background and urban roadside sites

Dimitrios Bousiotis, Manuel Dall'Osto, David C. S. Beddows, Francis D. Pope, and Roy M. Harrison

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New particle formation events are identified at three sites in southern England, including a roadside and urban background site within London and a rural regional background site. The conditions favouring new particle formation events are identified and compared between the sites. Although a higher degree of pollution presents a greater condensation sink, it appears to be largely compensated for by faster particle growth rates.
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