Vol. 11, issue 06, article # 20

pdf Gorchakov G. I., Semutnikova E. G. Kinetics of atmospheric water-soluble aerosols. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1998. V. 11. No. 06. P. 565-568.
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A kinetic equation of water-soluble aerosols is obtained for the particle size distribution function that considers gas-particle changes including water vapor condensation processes. It is shown that the reciprocal power-law particle size distribution may be formed due to gas-particle changes under stable atmospheric conditions. Analysis of variability of the microphysical parameters of the surface aerosol allows the principal mechanism of growth of the atmospheric damp haze particles to be determined.