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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4905–4931, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-4905-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4905–4931, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-4905-2020

Research article 27 Apr 2020

Research article | 27 Apr 2020

Modeling organic aerosol over Europe in summer conditions with the VBS-GECKO parameterization: sensitivity to secondary organic compound properties and IVOC (intermediate-volatility organic compound) emissions

Victor Lannuque et al.

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Large uncertainties remain in modeling secondary organic aerosol (SOA) and evolution and properties in air quality models. In this article, the recently developed VBS-GECKO parameterization for SOA formation has been implemented in the air quality model CHIMERE. Simulations have been driven to identify the main SOA sources and to evaluate the sensitivity of simulated SOA concentrations to (i) secondary organic compound properties and (ii) emissions from traffic and transportation sources.
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