Organic Fraction in Recently Formed Nucleation Event Particles in Mace Head Coastal Atmosphere during Map 2006 Summer Campaign

  • P. Vaattovaara
  • Ari Laaksonen
  • A. Kortelainen
Conference paper

Marine secondary organic compounds have a huge potential to effect on ultrafine particles properties and thus climatologically important issues. However, the role of organic compounds in recently formed nucleation event particles is widely undetermined. In this work, organic fraction in recently formed nucleation event particles has been experimentally studied in North Atlantic coast (Mace Head, Ireland) during MAP 2006 summer campaign. The results indicate the importance of organic compounds in the nucleation and the lower end of Aitken mode particles formation and define quantitative amount of secondary organic compounds in those newly formed clean marine air particles at the coastal site.

Keywords Particle formation, marine coast, biogenic secondary organics fraction


Organic Fraction Brown Seaweed Saturation Ratio Nucleation Mode Summer Campaign 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Vaattovaara
    • 1
  • Ari Laaksonen
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Kortelainen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of KuopioFinland
  2. 2.Finnish Meteorological InstituteFinland

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