5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
[AAS12-P14] New particle formation in different atmospheric environments: Comparison of Kyoto and Tokyo-Tama observations
Keywords:new particle formation, aerosol particle number distribution, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds
Observations were performed at the Yoshida campus of Kyoto University, Kyoto (between 19 August and 11 September, 2013), and at the FM Tama, Tokyo (between 24 July and 8 August, 2015). Particle size distributions were measured with a scanning mobility sizer (SMPS; TSI) in both sites. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) concentrations were measured using a proton transfer reaction mass spectrometer (PTR-MS; IONICON). Other gaseous components such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and ozone (O3) were also measured simultaneously. In this study, we categorized the observed NPF events as a burst of nucleation mode particle (below 30 nm particle diameter) with (Case 1) or without (Case 2) subsequent particle growth, based on Maso et al.1).
The NPF events corresponding to increases in SO2 or VOC concentrations were observed at least 7 times during the observation period at Kyoto. On the other hand, no NPF events were observed in the 16 observation days at FM Tama. Although no significant differences in total particle surfaces and SO2 concentrations in two sites were observed, isoprene concentrations in FM Tama were significantly higher than monoterpenes concentrations during daytime. In this presentation, differences in the particle size distributions and concentrations of possible precursor gaseous between NPF and non-NPF events will be discussed.
1) M. Dal Maso, M. Kulmala, I. Rippinen, R. Wagner, T. Hussein, P. P. Aalto, K. E. J. Lehtinen: Boreal Env. Res., 10, 323 (2005).