Articles | Volume 22, issue 19
Research article
13 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 13 Oct 2022

On the relation between apparent ion and total particle growth rates in the boreal forest and related chamber experiments

Loïc Gonzalez Carracedo, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Lauri R. Ahonen, Nina Sarnela, Sebastian Holm, Juha Kangasluoma, Markku Kulmala, Paul M. Winkler, and Dominik Stolzenburg


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-234', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-234', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Jun 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-234', Dominik Stolzenburg, 02 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Dominik Stolzenburg on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (09 Sep 2022) by Radovan Krejci
AR by Dominik Stolzenburg on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Fast nanoparticle growth is essential for the survival of new aerosol particles in the atmosphere and hence their contribution to the climate. We show that using naturally charged ions for growth calculations can cause a significant error. During the diurnal cycle, the importance of ion-induced and neutral nucleation varies, causing the ion population to have a slower measurable apparent growth. Results suggest that data from ion spectrometers need to be considered with great care below 3 nm.
Final-revised paper