Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Research article
04 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 04 Jan 2023

New particle formation and growth during summer in an urban environment: a dual chamber study

Spiro D. Jorga, Kalliopi Florou, David Patoulias, and Spyros N. Pandis


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-554', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Response to Referee #1', Spyros Pandis, 07 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-554', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Sep 2022
    • AC2: 'Response to Referee #2', Spyros Pandis, 07 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Spyros Pandis on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Dec 2022) by Manabu Shiraiwa
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Dec 2022)
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2022) by Manabu Shiraiwa
Short summary
We take advantage of this unexpected low, new particle formation frequency in Greece and use a dual atmospheric simulation chamber system with starting point ambient air in an effort to gain insight about the chemical species that is limiting nucleation in this area. A potential nucleation precursor, ammonia, was added in one of the chambers while the other one was used as a reference. The addition of ammonia assisted new particle formation in almost 50 % of the experiments conducted.
Final-revised paper