Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13265–13282, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13265–13282, 2017

Research article 08 Nov 2017

Research article | 08 Nov 2017

Long-term chemical analysis and organic aerosol source apportionment at nine sites in central Europe: source identification and uncertainty assessment

Kaspar R. Daellenbach et al.


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Short summary
We present offline AMS analyses for the organic aerosol (OA) in PM10 at nine sites in central Europe for 2013. Primary OA is separated into traffic, cooking, and wood-burning components. A factor explaining sulfur-containing ions, with an event-driven time series, is also separated. We observe enhanced production of secondary OA (SOA) in summer, following biogenic emissions with temperature. In winter a SOA component is dominant, which correlates with anthropogenic inorganic species.
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