Approximate analytical solutions to the condensation-coagulation equation of aerosols

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2016

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We present analytical solutions to the steady state nucleation-condensation-coagulation equation of aerosols in the atmosphere. These solutions are appropriate under different limits but more general than previously derived analytical solutions. For example, we provide an analytic solution to the coagulation limit plus a condensation correction. Our solutions are then compared with numerical results. We show that the solutions can be used to estimate the sensitivity of the cloud condensation nuclei number density to the nucleation rate of small condensation nuclei and to changes in the formation rate of sulfuric acid.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAerosol Science and Technology
Volume50
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)578-590
ISSN0278-6826
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StatePublished - 2016
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 0
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