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Atmospheric Aerosol


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Dynamic Processes of Atmospheric Aerosol

The dynamic processes of atmospheric aerosols alter the particle size distribution and ultimately determine the fate of the aerosols. The following animation shows the dynamic process of atmospheric aerosol, including the formation (gas-to-particle conversion and photochemical reactions), growth (coagulation, condensation, and evaporation), and removal (settling, deposition, rainout, and washout) of the three modes of aerosol.