Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4313–4332, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4313–4332, 2020

Research article 14 Apr 2020

Research article | 14 Apr 2020

Simulation of organic aerosol formation during the CalNex study: updated mobile emissions and secondary organic aerosol parameterization for intermediate-volatility organic compounds

Quanyang Lu et al.


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AR by Quanyang Lu on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Mar 2020) by Manabu Shiraiwa

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Quanyang Lu on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (07 Apr 2020) by Manabu Shiraiwa
Short summary
This research work investigates organic aerosol formation in California during the CalNex study. We update the chemical transport model with the most recent mobile-source emission data and introduce a simple parameterization for secondary organic aerosol formed from intermediate-volatility organic compounds. Our results highlight the important contribution of IVOCs to SOA production in the Los Angeles region but underscore that other uncertainties must be addressed to close the SOA mass balance.
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