Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10283–10297, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-10283-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10283–10297, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-10283-2016

Research article 15 Aug 2016

Research article | 15 Aug 2016

Atmospheric aerosol compositions and sources at two national background sites in northern and southern China

Qiao Zhu et al.

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An high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer, together with other relevant instruments, was deployed at two of China's national background sites in northern and southern China in the spring season, in order to characterize submicron aerosol composition and sources. The findings indicated that possible sources might not only include emissions from the Chinese mainland but also include emissions from ocean-going cargo ships and biomass burning in neighboring countries.
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