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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4055–4068, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4055-2018
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Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4055–4068, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4055-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 23 Mar 2018

Research article | 23 Mar 2018

Primary and secondary organic aerosols in summer 2016 in Beijing

Rongzhi Tang et al.

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We used CMB and the tracer yield method to apportion organic sources in Beijing. Vehicular emissions served as the dominant source, and the contributions of all the other primary sources decreased. One interesting result is that in contrast to the SOA from other regions in the world where biogenic SOA was dominant, anthropogenic SOA was the major contributor to SOA, implying that deducting anthropogenic VOC emissions is an efficient way to reduce SOA in Beijing.
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