Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4617–4638, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4617-2018

Special issue: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4617–4638, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4617-2018

Research article 05 Apr 2018

Research article | 05 Apr 2018

Chemical characterization of long-range transport biomass burning emissions to the Himalayas: insights from high-resolution aerosol mass spectrometry

Xinghua Zhang et al.

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Highly time and chemically resolved submicron aerosol properties were characterized online for the first time in a high-altitude site (Qomolangma station, 4276 m a.s.l.) in the northern Himalayas by using the Aerodyne HR-ToF-AMS. Biomass burning plumes were frequently observed and the dynamic processes (emissions, transport, and chemical processing) were characterized. The source and chemical composition of organic aerosol were further elucidated using positive matrix factorization analysis.
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