Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11441–11452, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11441-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11441–11452, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11441-2017

Research article 26 Sep 2017

Research article | 26 Sep 2017

Joint measurements of PM2. 5 and light-absorptive PM in woodsmoke-dominated ambient and plume environments

K. Max Zhang et al.

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AR by K. Max Zhang on behalf of the Authors (08 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jul 2017) by Ernest Weingartner
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Jul 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (11 Aug 2017) by Ernest Weingartner
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (21 Aug 2017) by Ernest Weingartner
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Woodsmoke is a worldwide public health concern. A reliable marker for woodsmoke will be very useful in air-quality management. DC (Delta-C) has been proposed as a woodsmoke marker in previous studies. However, several researchers raised concerns of whether it is reliable. Our study took advantage of aerosol light absorption and PM2.5 data collected at three US cities/towns dominated by woodsmoke. We showed that DC can be a good qualitative and semi-quantitive marker, but with limitations.
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