Articles | Volume 18, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17819–17841, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17819-2018

Special issue: Atmospheric emissions from oil sands development and their...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17819–17841, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17819-2018

Research article 14 Dec 2018

Research article | 14 Dec 2018

Principal component analysis of summertime ground site measurements in the Athabasca oil sands with a focus on analytically unresolved intermediate-volatility organic compounds

Travis W. Tokarek et al.

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AR by Hans Osthoff on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jun 2018) by Lynn M. Russell
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Jun 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (27 Jul 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (27 Jul 2018) by Lynn M. Russell
AR by Hans Osthoff on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Sep 2018) by Lynn M. Russell
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Sep 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (11 Oct 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Oct 2018) by Lynn M. Russell
AR by Hans Osthoff on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Nov 2018) by Lynn M. Russell
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Measurements of air pollutants at a ground site near Fort McKay in the Athabasca oil sands region in the summer of 2013 are presented. A large number of intermediate-volatility organic compounds (IVOCs) were observed; these molecules were shown previously to generate atmospheric particles downwind of the region. A principal component analysis was performed to identify major pollution source types, including which source(s) is(are) associated with IVOC emissions (e.g., freshly mined bitumen).
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