Vol. 30, issue 06, article # 3

Kozlov A.S., Petrov A.K., Kujbida L.V., Malyshkin S.B., Arshinov M.Yu., Belan B.D., Davydov D.K. Nucleation bursts in the atmosphere over boreal zone in Western Siberia. Part III. Chemical nature of the spring bursts according to the measurement data from Fonovoaya Observatory. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2017. V. 30. No. 06. P. 463–466 [in Russian].
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A “paraffin” hypothesis of the origin of spring nucleation bursts (NB) is discussed. The organic part of atmospheric aerosol is analyzed using the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and the chemical structure classification. The results obtained during NB events and in preceding (next) days (when no new particle formation was observed) are compared. A suggestion that new particles are formed from the surface waxes of plants during the NB events is considered.


nucleation bursts, organic compounds


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