Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3969–3985, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3969-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3969–3985, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3969-2018

Research article 21 Mar 2018

Research article | 21 Mar 2018

Sources of PM2.5 carbonaceous aerosol in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Qijing Bian et al.

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We report long-term and spatially resolved hourly measurements of organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC) concentrations in ambient particulate matter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Our analysis suggests both local vehicular emissions and regional sources (e.g., oil extraction and refining) were strong influences. Our work informs the development of pollution control strategies for Riyadh.
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