Articles | Volume 20, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9821–9835, 2020

Special issue: Marine organic matter: from biological production in the ocean...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9821–9835, 2020

Research article 21 Aug 2020

Research article | 21 Aug 2020

Probing key organic substances driving new particle growth initiated by iodine nucleation in coastal atmosphere

Yibei Wan et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jul 2020) by Manuela van Pinxteren
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Jul 2020) by Manuela van Pinxteren
Short summary
Biogenic iodine emission from macroalgae and microalgae could initiate atmospheric new particle formation (NPF). But it is unknown if other species are needed to drive the growth of new iodine particles in the marine boundary layer. Unlike the deeper understanding of organic compounds driving continental NPF, little is known about the organics involved in coastal or open-ocean NPF. This article reveals a new group of important organic compounds involved in this process.
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