Themed collection Aerosol formation in the urban environment
Size-resolved characterization of organic aerosol in the North China Plain: new insights from high resolution spectral analysis
Size-resolved organic aerosol (OA) analysis elucidated largely different size distributions of primary and secondary OA, and oxidation states between urban and rural sites in different seasons.
A computationally efficient model to represent the chemistry, thermodynamics, and microphysics of secondary organic aerosols (simpleSOM): model development and application to α-pinene SOA
Secondary organic aerosols (SOA) constitute an important fraction of fine-mode atmospheric aerosol mass.
About this collection
This collection is intended to highlight the importance of aerosol particle formation in the urban atmosphere.
Guest-edited by Mikael Ehn, Katrianne Lehtipalo (University of Helsinki) and Paul Winkler (University of Vienna), this broad collection includes studies on new particle formation and growth mechanisms and rates, and the sources, transformations and chemical composition of aerosol precursor vapours, clusters, and particles. The impact of particle formation on air quality, health or climate is also covered.