Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Review article
15 Sep 2020
Review article |  | 15 Sep 2020

Assessment of particle size magnifier inversion methods to obtain the particle size distribution from atmospheric measurements

Tommy Chan, Runlong Cai, Lauri R. Ahonen, Yiliang Liu, Ying Zhou, Joonas Vanhanen, Lubna Dada, Yan Chao, Yongchun Liu, Lin Wang, Markku Kulmala, and Juha Kangasluoma


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AR by T. Chan on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Jun 2020) by Charles Brock
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Jun 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Jul 2020) by Charles Brock
AR by T. Chan on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Jul 2020) by Charles Brock
AR by T. Chan on behalf of the Authors (01 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Using a particle size magnifier (PSM; Airmodus, Finland), we determined the particle size distribution using four inversion methods and compared each method to the others to establish their strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, we provided a step-by-step procedure on how to invert measured data using the PSM. Finally, we provided recommendations, code and data related to the data inversion. This is an important paper, as no operating procedure exists regarding how to process measured PSM data.