Articles | Volume 20, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9101–9114, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-9101-2020

Special issue: Multiphase chemistry of secondary aerosol formation under...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9101–9114, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-9101-2020

Research article 31 Jul 2020

Research article | 31 Jul 2020

Contrasting sources and processes of particulate species in haze days with low and high relative humidity in wintertime Beijing

Ru-Jin Huang et al.

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We systematically compared the submicron particle (PM1) processes in haze days with low and high relative humidity (RH) in wintertime Beijing. Nitrate had similar daytime growth rates in low-RH and high-RH pollution. OOA had a higher growth rate in low-RH pollution than in high-RH pollution. Sulfate had a decreasing trend in low-RH pollution, while it increased significantly in high-RH pollution. This distinction may be explained by the different processes affected by meteorological conditions.
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