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

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5505-5538
Number of pages34
JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2011