New-particle formation events in a continental boundary layer: First results from the SATURN experiment F. Stratmann1, H. Siebert1, G. Spindler1, B. Wehner1, D. Althausen1, J. Heintzenberg1, O. Hellmuth1, R. Rinke1, U. Schmieder1, C. Seidel1, T. Tuch1, U. Uhrner1, A. Wiedensohler1, U. Wandinger1, M. Wendisch1, D. Schell2, and A. Stohl3 1Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany 2enviscope GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, Germany 3Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany
Abstract. During the SATURN experiment, which took place from 27 May to
4 June 2002, new particle formation in the continental boundary layer was investigated. Simultaneous
ground-based and tethered-balloon-borne measurements were performed, including meteorological parameters, particle
number concentrations and size distributions, gaseous precursor concentrations and SODAR and LIDAR observations.
Newly formed particles were observed inside the residual layer, before the break-up process of the nocturnal inversion, and
inside the mixing layer throughout the break-up of the nocturnal inversion and during the evolution of the planetary
Citation: Stratmann, F., Siebert, H., Spindler, G., Wehner, B., Althausen, D., Heintzenberg, J., Hellmuth, O., Rinke, R., Schmieder, U., Seidel, C., Tuch, T., Uhrner, U., Wiedensohler, A., Wandinger, U., Wendisch, M., Schell, D., and Stohl, A.: New-particle formation events in a continental boundary layer: First results from the SATURN experiment, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 3, 1693-1731, doi:10.5194/acpd-3-1693-2003, 2003.