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Number size distributions and seasonality of submicron particles in Europe 2008-2009

A. Asmi 1 A. Wiedensohler 2 Paolo Laj 3 A. M. Fjaeraa 4 K. Sellegri 5 W. Birmili 2 E. Weingartner 6 Urs Baltensperger 6 V. Zdímal 7 N. Zikova 7 J.-P. Putaud 8 A. Marinoni 9 P. Tunved 10 H.-C. Hansson 10 M. Fiebig 4 N. Kivekas 11 H. Lihavainen 11 E. Asmi 11 V. Ulevicius 12 P. P. Aalto 1 E. Swietlicki 13 A. Kristensson 13 N. Mihalopoulos 14 N. Kalivitis 14 I. Kalapov 15 G. Kiss 16 G. de Leeuw 11, 17 B. Henzing 17 R. M. Harrison 18 D. Beddows 18 C. O'Dowd 19 S. G. Jennings 19 H. Flentje 20 K. Weinhold 2 F. Meinhardt 21 M. Kulmala 1
Abstract : Two years of harmonized aerosol number size distribution data from 24 European field monitoring sites have been analysed. The results give a comprehensive overview of the European near surface aerosol particle number concentrations and number size distributions between 30 and 500 nm of dry particle diameter. Spatial and temporal distribution of aerosols in the particle sizes most important for climate applications are presented. We also analyse the annual, weekly and diurnal cycles of the aerosol number concentrations, provide log-normal fitting parameters for median number size distributions, and give guidance notes for data users. Emphasis is placed on the usability of results within the aerosol modelling community.
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A. Asmi, A. Wiedensohler, Paolo Laj, A. M. Fjaeraa, K. Sellegri, et al.. Number size distributions and seasonality of submicron particles in Europe 2008-2009. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, European Geosciences Union, 2011, 11 (11), pp.5505-5538. ⟨10.5194/acp-11-5505-2011⟩. ⟨insu-00646114⟩

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