Articles | Volume 20, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11329–11348, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11329-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11329–11348, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11329-2020

Research article 05 Oct 2020

Research article | 05 Oct 2020

Size-resolved particle number emissions in Beijing determined from measured particle size distributions

Jenni Kontkanen et al.

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AR by Jenni Kontkanen on behalf of the Authors (03 Jul 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jul 2020) by James Allan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Jul 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Aug 2020) by James Allan
AR by Jenni Kontkanen on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Aug 2020) by James Allan
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To estimate the impacts of atmospheric aerosol particles on air quality, knowledge of size distributions of particles emitted from anthropogenic sources is needed. We introduce a new method for determining size-resolved particle number emissions from measured particle size distributions. We apply our method to data measured in Beijing, China. We find that particle number emissions at our site are dominated by emissions of particles smaller than 30 nm, originating mainly from traffic.
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