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An aerosol dynamics model is used to describe the formation of H(2)SO(4)- H(2)O aerosols by homogeneous nucleation and condensation. Comparison of model output with observations in the remote marine boundary layer (MBL) allows the uncertainty in the nucleation theory to be reduced. Further application of the model to the MBL suggests that it needs 3 days of undistributed homogeneous gas phase conditions to explain the lower mode of the observed MBL aerosol.

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Authors: RAES F, JRC Ispra (IT);VAN DINGENEN R, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, Salt Lake City (US), August 15-28, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37331 ORA
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