Ensemble Methods

Ensemble methods measure the averaged properties of an aerosol distribution, and have been applied to measure optical properties, hygroscopicity (water uptake), vapor-liquid equilibria, transport kinetics, chemical kinetics and reactivity, and cloud activation.

While they provide an excellent insight into aerosol science, a limitation of these approaches comes from ensemble averaging of aerosol properties, limiting the interpretation of observations. This has led to the development of single particle methods, which are discussed next.

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