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Novel insights on new particle formation derived from a pan-european observing system

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, January 2018
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Title
Novel insights on new particle formation derived from a pan-european observing system
Published in
Scientific Reports, January 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-17343-9
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Authors

M. Dall’Osto, D. C. S. Beddows, A. Asmi, L. Poulain, L. Hao, E. Freney, J. D. Allan, M. Canagaratna, M. Crippa, F. Bianchi, G. de Leeuw, A. Eriksson, E. Swietlicki, H. C. Hansson, J. S. Henzing, C. Granier, K. Zemankova, P. Laj, T. Onasch, A. Prevot, J. P. Putaud, K. Sellegri, M. Vidal, A. Virtanen, R. Simo, D. Worsnop, C. O’Dowd, M. Kulmala, Roy M. Harrison

Abstract

The formation of new atmospheric particles involves an initial step forming stable clusters less than a nanometre in size (<~1 nm), followed by growth into quasi-stable aerosol particles a few nanometres (~1-10 nm) and larger (>~10 nm). Although at times, the same species can be responsible for both processes, it is thought that more generally each step comprises differing chemical contributors. Here, we present a novel analysis of measurements from a unique multi-station ground-based observing system which reveals new insights into continental-scale patterns associated with new particle formation. Statistical cluster analysis of this unique 2-year multi-station dataset comprising size distribution and chemical composition reveals that across Europe, there are different major seasonal trends depending on geographical location, concomitant with diversity in nucleating species while it seems that the growth phase is dominated by organic aerosol formation. The diversity and seasonality of these events requires an advanced observing system to elucidate the key processes and species driving particle formation, along with detecting continental scale changes in aerosol formation into the future.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 27%
Researcher 12 20%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 5%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 9 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 13 22%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 19%
Chemistry 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Chemical Engineering 3 5%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 15 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 January 2018.
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#2,859,544
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#16,365
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#93,886
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#692
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