Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
Research article
23 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2021

Aerosol formation and growth rates from chamber experiments using Kalman smoothing

Matthew Ozon, Dominik Stolzenburg, Lubna Dada, Aku Seppänen, and Kari E. J. Lehtinen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-99', Christina Williamson, 12 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Dominik Stolzenburg, 01 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-99', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Dominik Stolzenburg, 01 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Dominik Stolzenburg on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jul 2021) by David Topping
Short summary
Measuring the rate at which aerosol particles are formed is of importance for understanding climate change. We present an analysis method based on Kalman smoothing, which retrieves new particle formation and growth rates from size-distribution measurements. We apply it to atmospheric simulation chamber experiments and show that it agrees well with traditional methods. In addition, it provides reliable uncertainty estimates, and we suggest instrument design optimisation for signal processing.
Final-revised paper