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New information on the atmospheric formation of aerosol particles

New information on the atmospheric formation of aerosol particles

Recent results show that compounds originating in savannah fires are a significant factor in the increase of aerosol particles. The share of sulphuric acid, especially, was found to be greater than estimated. Greater increases in the amount of aerosol particles create an atmospheric cooling effect.

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Researcher Ville Vakkari, Finnish Meteorological Institute, ville.vakkari@fmi.fi, tel. +358 50 4076133

Vakkari, V., Tiitta, P., Jaars, K., Croteau, P., Beukes, J. P., Josipovic, M., Kerminen, V.-M., Kulmala, M., Venter, A. D., van Zyl, P. G., Worsnop, D. R. and Laakso, L.: Re-evaluating the contribution of sulfuric acid and the origin of organic compounds in atmospheric nanoparticle growth, Geophysical Research Letters, 2015GL066459, doi:10.1002/2015GL066459, 2015.


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