Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 183–200, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-183-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 183–200, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-183-2021

Research article 11 Jan 2021

Research article | 11 Jan 2021

Investigating three patterns of new particles growing to the size of cloud condensation nuclei in Beijing's urban atmosphere

Liya Ma et al.

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AR by Xiaohong Yao on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Oct 2020) by Stefania Gilardoni
AR by Xiaohong Yao on behalf of the Authors (31 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Nov 2020) by Stefania Gilardoni
AR by Xiaohong Yao on behalf of the Authors (05 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Nov 2020) by Stefania Gilardoni
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In this study, we investigate three patterns of new particles growing to CCN (cloud condensation nuclei) size, i.e., one-stage growth and two-stage growth-A and growth-B patterns. Combining the observations of gaseous pollutants and measured or modeled particulate chemical species, the three growth patterns were discussed regarding the spatial heterogeneity, formation of secondary aerosols, and evaporation of semivolatile particulates as was the survival probability of new particles to CCN size.
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