Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4265–4281, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4265-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4265–4281, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4265-2017

Research article 29 Mar 2017

Research article | 29 Mar 2017

Carbonaceous aerosol source apportionment using the Aethalometer model – evaluation by radiocarbon and levoglucosan analysis at a rural background site in southern Sweden

Johan Martinsson et al.

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In this study we have focused our attention on the sources atmospheric carbon particles. More specifically, we evaluate a fast and inexpensive method which determines the source of these particles by utilizing light absorption by the particles. We found that this method is suitable for source estimation by comparing it to another method based on carbon isotopes and chemical tracer molecules. Cheap and fast methods based on light absorption can be utilized widely to deduce particle sources.
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