Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
29 Feb 2016
Research article |  | 29 Feb 2016

Notably improved inversion of differential mobility particle sizer data obtained under conditions of fluctuating particle number concentrations

Bjarke Mølgaard, Jarno Vanhatalo, Pasi P. Aalto, Nønne L. Prisle, and Kaarle Hämeri

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We have improved the reliability of submicron aerosol particle size distributions measured in urban locations. This improvement was obtained by processing the data in a new way and avoiding a problematic assumption of a stationary aerosol during each size distribution measurement.