Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Research article
16 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 16 Jun 2021

Towards understanding the characteristics of new particle formation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Rima Baalbaki, Michael Pikridas, Tuija Jokinen, Tiia Laurila, Lubna Dada, Spyros Bezantakos, Lauri Ahonen, Kimmo Neitola, Anne Maisser, Elie Bimenyimana, Aliki Christodoulou, Florin Unga, Chrysanthos Savvides, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Juha Kangasluoma, George Biskos, Tuukka Petäjä, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Jean Sciare, and Markku Kulmala


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rima Baalbaki on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 May 2021) by Fangqun Yu

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Rima Baalbaki on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (07 Jun 2021) by Fangqun Yu
Short summary
This study investigates new particle formation (NPF) in the less represented region of the Mediterranean basin using 1-year measurements of aerosol particles down to ~ 1 nm in diameter. We report a high frequency of NPF and give examples of interesting NPF features. We quantify the strength of NPF events by calculating formation rates and growth rates. We further unveil the atmospheric conditions and variables considered important for the intra-monthly and inter-monthly occurrence of NPF.
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