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Kanakidou et al. 2008

Kanakidou, M., S. Myriokefalitakis, and K. Tsigaridis, 2008: Global modelling of Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) formation: Knowledge and challenges. In Simulation and Assessment of Chemical Processes in a Multiphase Environment. I. Barnes and M.M. Kharytonov, Eds., NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer, pp. 149-165, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8846-9_12.

The main features of the global modeling of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) based on actual knowledge are described. Areas where significant progress in our understanding of SOA formation and fate has been made over the last 2 years, are outlined. The implications of these new findings for the global modeling of SOA are discussed. The importance of biogenic versus anthropogenic SOA is discussed as well as potentially related feedback mechanisms between the biosphere/atmosphere and climate. SOA is shown to be the major component of organic aerosol (OA) exceeding by 25% the primary emitted OA on a global annual basis. Model deficiencies are evaluated via comparison with available observational data. Finally, areas where future research is critical for an enhanced understanding of organic aerosol occurrence and fate in the atmosphere are highlighted.

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@inbook{ka01300f,
  author={Kanakidou, M. and Myriokefalitakis, S. and Tsigaridis, K.},
  editor={Barnes, I. and Kharytonov, M. M.},
  title={Global modelling of Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) formation: Knowledge and challenges},
  booktitle={Simulation and Assessment of Chemical Processes in a Multiphase Environment},
  year={2008},
  pages={149--165},
  publisher={Springer},
  address={Dordrecht},
  series={NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security},
  doi={10.1007/978-1-4020-8846-9_12},
}

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TY  - CHAP
ID  - ka01300f
AU  - Kanakidou, M.
AU  - Myriokefalitakis, S.
AU  - Tsigaridis, K.
ED  - Barnes, I.
ED  - Kharytonov, M. M.
PY  - 2008
TI  - Global modelling of Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) formation: Knowledge and challenges
BT  - Simulation and Assessment of Chemical Processes in a Multiphase Environment
T3  - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
SP  - 149
EP  - 165
DO  - 10.1007/978-1-4020-8846-9_12
PB  - Springer
CY  - Dordrecht
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