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Amines enhance small particle formation only in source regions

Amines enhance small particle formation only in source regions

Amine is a compound which has been found to enhance small particle formation when organic material disintegrates. The enhancing effect of amine was researched in the climate model study of the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The study shows that amine enhances particle formation only in its source region, i.e. primarily in land areas with intensive livestock farming and in plankton rich sea areas.

More information:

Researcher Tommi Bergman,  tel. +358 29 539 2084, tommi.bergman@fmi.fi

Head of Group Harri Kokkola, tel. +358 29 539 2148, harri.kokkola@fmi.fi

Bergman, T., A. Laaksonen, H. Korhonen, J. Malila, E. M. Dunne, T. Mielonen, K. E. J. Lehtinen, T. Kühn, A. Arola, and H. Kokkola (2015), Geographical and diurnal features of amine-enhanced boundary layer nucleation, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 9606–9624, doi:10.1002/2015JD023181.



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