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Vertical profile of particle hygroscopicity and CCN effectiveness during winter in Beijing: insight into the hygroscopicity transition threshold of black carbon
Watson, John G.1,2,3; Cao, Junji2,4; Wang, Xiaoliang1,3; Chow, Judith C.1,2,3
Corresponding AuthorWatson, John G.() ; Cao, Junji(cao@loess.llqg.ae.cn)
2021-03-01
Source PublicationFARADAY DISCUSSIONS
ISSN1359-6640
Volume226Issue:0Pages:255-289
AbstractThe hygroscopicity and ability of aerosol particles to act as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) is important in determining their lifetime and role in aerosol-cloud interactions, thereby influencing cloud formation and climate. Previous studies have used the aerosol hygroscopic properties measured at the ground to evaluate the influence on cloud formation in the atmosphere, which may introduce uncertainty associated with aerosol hygroscopicity variability with altitude. In this study, the CCN behaviour and hygroscopic properties of daily filter collections of PM2.5 from three different heights (8, 120, 260 m) on a tower in Beijing were determined in the laboratory using water, water/methanol and methanol as the atomization solvents. Whilst there was substantial temporal variability in particle concentration and composition, there was little obvious difference in aerosol CCN and hygroscopic behaviour at different heights, although the planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) reduced to below the tower height during the nighttime, suggesting that use of surface hygroscopicity measurements is sufficient for the estimation of aerosol particle activation in clouds. Additionally, the critical coating thickness (in terms of mass ratio of coating/refractory BC, MRc) defining the BC transition between being hydrophobic to hydrophilic, was determined by combining hygroscopic tandem differential mobility analyser (H-TDMA), centrifugal particle mass analyzer (CPMA) and single particle soot photometer (SP2) measurements. The MRc of 250 nm BC-containing particles increased from a background value of between 0.8 and 1.6 to around 4.6 at the onset of the growth event of nanoparticles, decreasing monotonically back to the background level as the event progressed. This indicates that large particles do not act as an effective pre-existing condensation sink of the hygroscopic vapours during the nanoparticle growth events, leading to the 250 nm BC particles requiring more coating materials to transition between being hydrophobic and hydrophilic. These findings show that large particles may be less important in suppressing the new particle formation and subsequent growth in the atmosphere.
DOI10.1039/d0fd00094a
Indexed BySCI ; SCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectSino-Swiss Cooperation on Air Pollution Source Apportionment for Better Air at the State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, China[7F-09802.01]
WOS Research AreaChemistry
Funding OrganizationSino-Swiss Cooperation on Air Pollution Source Apportionment for Better Air at the State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, China
WOS SubjectChemistry, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000631999100013
PublisherROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/16250
Collection粉尘与环境研究室
Corresponding AuthorWatson, John G.; Cao, Junji
Affiliation1.Desert Res Inst, Div Atmospher Sci, Reno, NV 89506 USA
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Earth Environm, State Key Lab Loess & Quaternary Geol, Xian, Peoples R China
3.Univ Nevada, Grad Fac, Reno, NV 89557 USA
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Atmospher Phys, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Watson, John G.,Cao, Junji,Wang, Xiaoliang,et al. Vertical profile of particle hygroscopicity and CCN effectiveness during winter in Beijing: insight into the hygroscopicity transition threshold of black carbon[J]. FARADAY DISCUSSIONS,2021,226(0):255-289.
APA Watson, John G.,Cao, Junji,Wang, Xiaoliang,&Chow, Judith C..(2021).Vertical profile of particle hygroscopicity and CCN effectiveness during winter in Beijing: insight into the hygroscopicity transition threshold of black carbon.FARADAY DISCUSSIONS,226(0),255-289.
MLA Watson, John G.,et al."Vertical profile of particle hygroscopicity and CCN effectiveness during winter in Beijing: insight into the hygroscopicity transition threshold of black carbon".FARADAY DISCUSSIONS 226.0(2021):255-289.
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