Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4521–4539, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4521-2021

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4521–4539, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4521-2021
Research article
24 Mar 2021
Research article | 24 Mar 2021

Seasonal variations in the highly time-resolved aerosol composition, sources and chemical processes of background submicron particles in the North China Plain

Jiayun Li et al.

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For the first time, we investigated the highly time-resolved chemical characterization, sources and evolution of atmospheric submicron aerosols at a regional background site in the North China Plain (NCP) using an Aerodyne high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer and evaluated the seasonal differentials of photochemical and aqueous-phase processing on SOA composition and oxidation degree of OA. The results will help to understand air pollution in the NCP on a regional scale.
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