Variation in global chemical composition of PM2.5:
emerging results from SPARTAN
Graydon Snider et al.
SPARTAN PM2.5G. Snider, C. L. Weagle, K. K. Murdymootoo, A. Ring, Y. Ritchie, E. Stone, A. Walsh, C. Akoshile, N. X. Anh, R. Balasubramanian, J. Brook, F. D. Qonitan, J. Dong, D. Griffith, K. He, B. N. Holben, R. Kahn, N. Lagrosas, P. Lestari, Z. Ma, A. Misra, L. K. Norford, E. J. Quel, A. Salam, B. Schichtel, L. Segev, S. N. Tripathi, C. Wang, C. Yu, Q. Zhang, Y. Zhang, M. Brauer, A. Cohen, M. D. Gibson, Y. Liu, J. V. Martins, Y. Rudich, and R. V. Martin http://spartan-network.org
We examine the chemical composition of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) collected on filters at traditionally undersampled, globally dispersed urban locations. Several PM2.5 chemical components (e.g. ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate, and black carbon) vary by more than an order of magnitude between sites while aerosol hygroscopicity varies by a factor of 2. Enhanced anthropogenic dust fractions in large urban areas are apparent from high Zn : Al ratios.
We examine the chemical composition of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) collected on filters at...