Articles | Volume 20, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15907–15935, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15907-2020

Special issue: Cloud Aerosol and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15907–15935, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15907-2020

Research article 21 Dec 2020

Research article | 21 Dec 2020

Sources and characteristics of size-resolved particulate organic acids and methanesulfonate in a coastal megacity: Manila, Philippines

Connor Stahl et al.

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Long-term (16-month) high-frequency (weekly) measurements of size-resolved aerosol composition are reported. Important insights are discussed about factors (e.g., transport, fires, precipitation, photo-oxidation) impacting the mass size distributions of organic and sulfonic acids at a coastal megacity with diverse meteorology. The size-resolved nature of the data yielded one such finding that organic acids preferentially adsorb to dust rather than sea salt particles.
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