Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3951–3968, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3951–3968, 2018

Research article 20 Mar 2018

Research article | 20 Mar 2018

Characterization and source apportionment of organic aerosol at 260 m on a meteorological tower in Beijing, China

Wei Zhou et al.


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Short summary
We present a 3-month analysis of submicron aerosols that were measured at 260 m on a meteorological tower in Beijing, China. The sources of organic aerosol (OA) were analyzed by using a multi-linear engine (ME-2). Our results showed significant changes in both primary and secondary OA composition from the non-heating season to the heating season. We also observed a considerable contribution (10–13%) of cooking OA at 260 m and very different OA composition between ground level and 260 m.
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