Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 383–396, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-383-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 383–396, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-383-2016

Research article 18 Jan 2016

Research article | 18 Jan 2016

Source attribution of aerosol size distributions and model evaluation using Whistler Mountain measurements and GEOS-Chem-TOMAS simulations

S. D. D'Andrea et al.

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We evaluate aerosol size distributions predicted by GEOS-Chem-TOMAS using measurements from the peak of Whistler Mountain. We improve model-measurement comparisons of aerosol number, size, and composition during periods of free-tropospheric and boundary-layer influence by developing simple filtering techniques, and determine the influence of Asian anthropogenic and biomass burning emissions. The low-cost filtering techniques and source apportionment methods can be used for other mountain sites.
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