Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13753–13772, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13753-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13753–13772, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13753-2016

Research article 07 Nov 2016

Research article | 07 Nov 2016

Estimating contributions from biomass burning, fossil fuel combustion, and biogenic carbon to carbonaceous aerosols in the Valley of Chamonix: a dual approach based on radiocarbon and levoglucosan

Lise Bonvalot et al.

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AR by Lise Bonvalot on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (25 Sep 2016) by Willy Maenhaut
AR by Lise Bonvalot on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Oct 2016) by Willy Maenhaut
AR by Lise Bonvalot on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Oct 2016) by Willy Maenhaut
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The contribution of fossil and non-fossil carbon sources to aerosols sampled in the Arve River valley is quantified with 14C measured by AMS with a CO2 gas source. Results show a high contribution of non-fossil carbon sources during winter, which is highly correlated to levoglucosan concentration, showing that almost all of the non-fossil carbon originates from wood combustion. This correlation is also used to separate the contributions of wood burning and biogenic emissions for summer samples.
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