Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Methods for assessment of models
11 Apr 2016
Methods for assessment of models |  | 11 Apr 2016

Oligomer formation in the troposphere: from experimental knowledge to 3-D modeling

Vincent Lemaire, Isabelle Coll, Florian Couvidat, Camille Mouchel-Vallon, Christian Seigneur, and Guillaume Siour


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Mar 2016) by Holger Tost
Short summary
Oligomerization is one of the most important identified processes of secondary organic aerosol evolution. We have simulated the formation of oligomers from biogenic precursors, using two different parameterizations implemented in the air quality model CHIMERE. This study shows that oligomer concentration fields are quite sensitive to the way the competition between local formation, evaporation and transport is restituted. The benefits and disadvantages of each approach are discussed in details.