Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1381-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1381-2017
Research article
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30 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 30 Jan 2017

Potential sources and processes affecting speciated atmospheric mercury at Kejimkujik National Park, Canada: comparison of receptor models and data treatment methods

Xiaohong Xu, Yanyin Liao, Irene Cheng, and Leiming Zhang

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This study addresses two issues related to source–receptor analysis of speciated atmospheric mercury: (1) comparing PMF and PCA and (2) testing different approaches in data selection for PMF modeling.
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