Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1115–1128, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1115-2019

Special issue: Study of ozone, aerosols and radiation over the Tibetan Plateau...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1115–1128, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1115-2019

Research article 29 Jan 2019

Research article | 29 Jan 2019

Molecular characterization of organic aerosol in the Himalayas: insight from ultra-high-resolution mass spectrometry

Yanqing An et al.

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Detailed molecular chemical composition of water-soluble organic matter in the Himalayas was characterized by positive electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry for the first time. Many products formed from biogenic volatile organic compounds and biomass-burning-emitted compounds were found in the organic compounds, suggesting the important contribution of these two sources in the Himalayas.
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