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Atmospheric Gas-to-Particle conversion

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
 Total cost 2˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 2˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2022-05-31


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 Project objective

Atmospheric Gas-to-Particle conversion (ATM-GTP) is a 5-year project focusing on one of the most critical atmospheric processes relevant to global climate and air quality: the first steps of atmospheric aerosol particle formation and growth. The project will concentrate on the currently lacking environmentally-specific knowledge about the interacting, non-linear, physical and chemical atmospheric processes associated with nano-scale gas-to-particle conversion (GTP). The main scientific objective of ATM-GTP is to create a deep understanding on atmospheric GTP taking place at the sub-5 nm size range, particularly in heavily-polluted Chinese mega cities like Beijing and in pristine environments like Siberia and Nordic high-latitude regions. We also aim to find out how nano-GTM is associated with air quality-climate interactions and feedbacks. We are interested in quantifying the effect of nano-GTP on the COBACC (Continental Biosphere-Aerosol-Cloud-Climate) feedback loop that is important in Arctic and boreal regions. Our approach enables to point out the effective reduction mechanisms of the secondary air pollution by a factor of 5-10 and to make reliable estimates of the global and regional aerosol loads, including anthropogenic and biogenic contributions to these loads. We can estimate the future role of Northern Hemispheric biosphere in reducing the global radiative forcing via the quantified feedbacks. The project is carried out by the world-leading scientist in atmospheric aerosol science, being also one of the founders of terrestrial ecosystem meteorology, together with his research team. The project uses novel infrastructures including SMEAR (Stations Measuring Ecosystem Atmospheric Relations) stations, related modelling platforms and regional data from Russia and China. The work will be carried out in synergy with several national, Nordic and EU research-innovation projects: Finnish Center of Excellence-ATM, Nordic CoE-CRAICC and EU-FP7-BACCHUS.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 M. Kulmala, V.-M. Kerminen, T. Petäjä, A. J. Ding, L. Wang
Atmospheric gas-to-particle conversion: why NPF events are observed in megacities?
published pages: 271-288, ISSN: 1359-6640, DOI: 10.1039/c6fd00257a
Faraday Discussions 200 2020-02-06
2019 Claudia Mohr, Joel A. Thornton, Arto Heitto, Felipe D. Lopez-Hilfiker, Anna Lutz, Ilona Riipinen, Juan Hong, Neil M. Donahue, Mattias Hallquist, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala, Taina Yli-Juuti
Molecular identification of organic vapors driving atmospheric nanoparticle growth
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12473-2
Nature Communications 10/1 2020-02-05
2019 Hussein, Dada, Hakala, Petäjä, Kulmala
Urban Aerosol Particle Size Characterization in Eastern Mediterranean Conditions
published pages: 710, ISSN: 2073-4433, DOI: 10.3390/atmos10110710
Atmosphere 10/11 2020-01-29
2020 Mingge Li, Lili Wang, Jingda Liu, Wenkang Gao, Tao Song, Yang Sun, Liang Li, Xingru Li, Yonghong Wang, Lili Liu, Kaspar R. Daellenbach, Pauli J. Paasonen, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Markku Kulmala, Yuesi Wang
Exploring the regional pollution characteristics and meteorological formation mechanism of PM2.5 in North China during 2013–2017
published pages: 105283, ISSN: 0160-4120, DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105283
Environment International 134 2020-01-29
2019 Simo Hakala, Mansour A. Alghamdi, Pauli Paasonen, Ville Vakkari, Mamdouh I. Khoder, Kimmo Neitola, Lubna Dada, Ahmad S. Abdelmaksoud, Hisham Al-Jeelani, Ibrahim I. Shabbaj, Fahd M. Almehmadi, Anu-Maija Sundström, Heikki Lihavainen, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Jenni Kontkanen, Markku Kulmala, Tareq Hussein, Antti-Pekka Hyvärinen
New particle formation, growth and apparent shrinkage at a rural background site in western Saudi Arabia
published pages: 10537-10555, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-10537-2019
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19/16 2020-01-27
2019 Katri Leino, Janne Lampilahti, Pyry Poutanen, Riikka Väänänen, Antti Manninen, Stephany Buenrostro Mazon, Lubna Dada, Anna Franck, Daniela Wimmer, Pasi P. Aalto, Lauri R. Ahonen, Joonas Enroth, Juha Kangasluoma, Petri Keronen, Frans Korhonen, Heikki Laakso, Teemu Matilainen, Erkki Siivola, Hanna E. Manninen, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala
Vertical profiles of sub-3 nm particles over the boreal forest
published pages: 4127-4138, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-4127-2019
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19/6 2020-01-27
2018 M. A. Zaidan, V. Haapasilta, R. Relan, H. Junninen, P. P. Aalto, M. Kulmala, L. Laurson, A. S. Foster
Predicting atmospheric particle formation days by Bayesian classification of the time series features
published pages: 1-10, ISSN: 1600-0889, DOI: 10.1080/16000889.2018.1530031
Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology 70/1 2019-05-28
2018 Tuomo Nieminen, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Tuukka Petäjä, Pasi P. Aalto, Mikhail Arshinov, Eija Asmi, Urs Baltensperger, David C. S. Beddows, Johan Paul Beukes, Don Collins, Aijun Ding, Roy M. Harrison, Bas Henzing, Rakesh Hooda, Min Hu, Urmas Hõrrak, Niku Kivekäs, Kaupo Komsaare, Radovan Krejci, Adam Kristensson, Lauri Laakso, Ari Laaksonen, W. Richard Leaitch, Heikki Lihavainen, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Zoltán Németh, Wei Nie, Colin O'Dowd, Imre Salma, Karine Sellegri, Birgitta Svenningsson, Erik Swietlicki, Peter Tunved, Vidmantas Ulevicius, Ville Vakkari, Marko Vana, Alfred Wiedensohler, Zhijun Wu, Annele Virtanen, Markku Kulmala
Global analysis of continental boundary layer new particle formation based on long-term measurements
published pages: 14737-14756, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-14737-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/19 2019-05-28
2018 Lubna Dada, Robert Chellapermal, Stephany Buenrostro Mazon, Pauli Paasonen, Janne Lampilahti, Hanna E. Manninen, Heikki Junninen, Tuukka Petäjä, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Markku Kulmala
Refined classification and characterization of atmospheric new-particle formation events using air ions
published pages: 17883-17893, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-17883-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/24 2019-05-28
2018 Martha A. Zaidan, Ville Haapasilta, Rishi Relan, Pauli Paasonen, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Heikki Junninen, Markku Kulmala, Adam S. Foster
Exploring non-linear associations between atmospheric new-particle formation and ambient variables: a mutual information approach
published pages: 12699-12714, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-12699-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/17 2019-05-28
2019 Biwu Chu, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Federico Bianchi, Chao Yan, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala
Atmospheric new particle formation in China
published pages: 115-138, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-115-2019
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19/1 2019-05-28
2018 Katrianne Lehtipalo, Chao Yan, Lubna Dada, Federico Bianchi, Mao Xiao, Robert Wagner, Dominik Stolzenburg, Lauri R. Ahonen, Antonio Amorim, Andrea Baccarini, Paulus S. Bauer, Bernhard Baumgartner, Anton Bergen, Anne-Kathrin Bernhammer, Martin Breitenlechner, Sophia Brilke, Angela Buchholz, Stephany Buenrostro Mazon, Dexian Chen, Xuemeng Chen, Antonio Dias, Josef Dommen, Danielle C. Draper, Jonathan Duplissy, Mikael Ehn, Henning Finkenzeller, Lukas Fischer, Carla Frege, Claudia Fuchs, Olga Garmash, Hamish Gordon, Jani Hakala, Xucheng He, Liine Heikkinen, Martin Heinritzi, Johanna C. Helm, Victoria Hofbauer, Christopher R. Hoyle, Tuija Jokinen, Juha Kangasluoma, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Changhyuk Kim, Jasper Kirkby, Jenni Kontkanen, Andreas Kürten, Michael J. Lawler, Huajun Mai, Serge Mathot, Roy L. Mauldin, Ugo Molteni, Leonid Nichman, Wei Nie, Tuomo Nieminen, Andrea Ojdanic, Antti Onnela, Monica Passananti, Tuukka Petäjä, Felix Piel, Veronika Pospisilova, Lauriane L. J. Quéléver, Matti P. Rissanen, Clémence Rose, Nina Sarnela, Simon Schallhart, Simone Schuchmann, Kamalika Sengupta, Mario Simon, Mikko Sipilä, Christian Tauber, António Tomé, Jasmin Tröstl, Olli Väisänen, Alexander L. Vogel, Rainer Volkamer, Andrea C. Wagner, Mingyi Wang, Lena Weitz, Daniela Wimmer, Penglin Ye, Arttu Ylisirniö, Qiaozhi Zha, Kenneth S. Carslaw, Joachim Curtius, Neil M. Donahue, Richard C. Flagan, Armin Hansel, Ilona Riipinen, Annele Virtanen, Paul M. Winkler, Urs Baltensperger, Markku Kulmala, Douglas R. Worsnop
Multicomponent new particle formation from sulfuric acid, ammonia, and biogenic vapors
published pages: eaau5363, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau5363
Science Advances 4/12 2019-05-28
2018 Cristina Carnerero, Noemí Pérez, Cristina Reche, Marina Ealo, Gloria Titos, Hong-Ku Lee, Hee-Ram Eun, Yong-Hee Park, Lubna Dada, Pauli Paasonen, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Enrique Mantilla, Miguel Escudero, Francisco J. Gómez-Moreno, Elisabeth Alonso-Blanco, Esther Coz, Alfonso Saiz-Lopez, Brice Temime-Roussel, Nicolas Marchand, David C. S. Beddows, Roy M. Harrison, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala, Kang-Ho Ahn, Andrés Alastuey, Xavier Querol
Vertical and horizontal distribution of regional new particle formation events in Madrid
published pages: 16601-16618, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-16601-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/22 2019-05-28
2018 Pauli Paasonen, Maija Peltola, Jenni Kontkanen, Heikki Junninen, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Markku Kulmala
Comprehensive analysis of particle growth rates from nucleation mode to cloud condensation nuclei in boreal forest
published pages: 12085-12103, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-12085-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/16 2019-05-28
2018 Jenni Kontkanen, Tinja Olenius, Markku Kulmala, Ilona Riipinen
Exploring the potential of nano-Köhler theory to describe the growth of atmospheric molecular clusters by organic vapors using cluster kinetics simulations
published pages: 13733-13754, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-13733-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/18 2019-05-28
2018 Filippo Xausa, Pauli Paasonen, Risto Makkonen, Mikhail Arshinov, Aijun Ding, Hugo Denier Van Der Gon, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Markku Kulmala
Advancing global aerosol simulations with size-segregated anthropogenic particle number emissions
published pages: 10039-10054, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-10039-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/13 2019-05-28
2018 Veli-Matti Kerminen, Xuemeng Chen, Ville Vakkari, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala, Federico Bianchi
Atmospheric new particle formation and growth: review of field observations
published pages: 103003, ISSN: 1748-9326, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aadf3c
Environmental Research Letters 13/10 2019-05-28
2018 Ekaterina Ezhova, Ilona Ylivinkka, Joel Kuusk, Kaupo Komsaare, Marko Vana, Alisa Krasnova, Steffen Noe, Mikhail Arshinov, Boris Belan, Sung-Bin Park, Jošt Valentin Lavrič, Martin Heimann, Tuukka Petäjä, Timo Vesala, Ivan Mammarella, Pasi Kolari, Jaana Bäck, Üllar Rannik, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Markku Kulmala
Direct effect of aerosols on solar radiation and gross primary production in boreal and hemiboreal forests
published pages: 17863-17881, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-17863-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/24 2019-05-28
2018 Ximeng Qi, Aijun Ding, Pontus Roldin, Zhengning Xu, Putian Zhou, Nina Sarnela, Wei Nie, Xin Huang, Anton Rusanen, Mikael Ehn, Matti P. Rissanen, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala, Michael Boy
Modelling studies of HOMs and their contributions to new particle formation and growth: comparison of boreal forest in Finland and a polluted environment in China
published pages: 11779-11791, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-11779-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/16 2019-05-28
2018 Lei Yao, Olga Garmash, Federico Bianchi, Jun Zheng, Chao Yan, Jenni Kontkanen, Heikki Junninen, Stephany Buenrostro Mazon, Mikael Ehn, Pauli Paasonen, Mikko Sipilä, Mingyi Wang, Xinke Wang, Shan Xiao, Hangfei Chen, Yiqun Lu, Bowen Zhang, Dongfang Wang, Qingyan Fu, Fuhai Geng, Li Li, Hongli Wang, Liping Qiao, Xin Yang, Jianmin Chen, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Tuukka Petäjä, Douglas R. Worsnop, Markku Kulmala, Lin Wang
Atmospheric new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines in a Chinese megacity
published pages: 278-281, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aao4839
Science 361/6399 2019-05-28
2018 Dominik Stolzenburg, Lukas Fischer, Alexander L. Vogel, Martin Heinritzi, Meredith Schervish, Mario Simon, Andrea C. Wagner, Lubna Dada, Lauri R. Ahonen, Antonio Amorim, Andrea Baccarini, Paulus S. Bauer, Bernhard Baumgartner, Anton Bergen, Federico Bianchi, Martin Breitenlechner, Sophia Brilke, Stephany Buenrostro Mazon, Dexian Chen, António Dias, Danielle C. Draper, Jonathan Duplissy, Imad El Haddad, Henning Finkenzeller, Carla Frege, Claudia Fuchs, Olga Garmash, Hamish Gordon, Xucheng He, Johanna Helm, Victoria Hofbauer, Christopher R. Hoyle, Changhyuk Kim, Jasper Kirkby, Jenni Kontkanen, Andreas Kürten, Janne Lampilahti, Michael Lawler, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Markus Leiminger, Huajun Mai, Serge Mathot, Bernhard Mentler, Ugo Molteni, Wei Nie, Tuomo Nieminen, John B. Nowak, Andrea Ojdanic, Antti Onnela, Monica Passananti, Tuukka Petäjä, Lauriane L. J. Quéléver, Matti P. Rissanen, Nina Sarnela, Simon Schallhart, Christian Tauber, António Tomé, Robert Wagner, Mingyi Wang, Lena Weitz, Daniela Wimmer, Mao Xiao, Chao Yan, Penglin Ye, Qiaozhi Zha, Urs Baltensperger, Joachim Curtius, Josef Dommen, Richard C. Flagan, Markku Kulmala, James N. Smith, Douglas R. Worsnop, Armin Hansel, Neil M. Donahue, Paul M. Winkler
Rapid growth of organic aerosol nanoparticles over a wide tropospheric temperature range
published pages: 9122-9127, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1807604115
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115/37 2019-05-28
2018 Chao Yan, Lubna Dada, Clémence Rose, Tuija Jokinen, Wei Nie, Siegfried Schobesberger, Heikki Junninen, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Nina Sarnela, Ulla Makkonen, Olga Garmash, Yonghong Wang, Qiaozhi Zha, Pauli Paasonen, Federico Bianchi, Mikko Sipilä, Mikael Ehn, Tuukka Petäjä, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Douglas R. Worsnop, Markku Kulmala
The role of H<sub>2</sub>SO<sub>4</sub>-NH<sub>3</sub> anion clusters in ion-induced aerosol nucleation mechanisms in the boreal forest
published pages: 13231-13243, ISSN: 1680-7324, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-13231-2018
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18/17 2019-05-28
2018 Juha Kangasluoma, Lauri R. Ahonen, Tiia M. Laurila, Runlong Cai, Joonas Enroth, Stephany Buenrostro Mazon, Frans Korhonen, Pasi P. Aalto, Markku Kulmala, Michel Attoui, Tuukka Petäjä
Laboratory verification of a new high flow differential mobility particle sizer, and field measurements in Hyytiälä
published pages: 1-9, ISSN: 0021-8502, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2018.06.009
Journal of Aerosol Science 124 2019-05-28

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