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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4313–4332, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-4313-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4313–4332, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-4313-2020
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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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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