Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3223–3243, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3223-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3223–3243, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3223-2019

Review article 12 Mar 2019

Review article | 12 Mar 2019

Characteristics of the main primary source profiles of particulate matter across China from 1987 to 2017

Xiaohui Bi et al.

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AR by Yinchang Feng on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jan 2019) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (18 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (19 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Jan 2019) by Qiang Zhang
AR by Yinchang Feng on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Feb 2019) by Qiang Zhang
AR by Yinchang Feng on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Feb 2019) by Qiang Zhang
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Source profiles are of great importance for the application of receptor models in source apportionment studies, as they characterize specific sources from a chemical point of view, revealing the signatures of source emissions. Here, a total of 3326 chemical profiles of the main primary sources across China from 1987 to 2017 are reviewed. The results highlight the urgent need for increased investigation of more specific markers beyond routinely measured components to better discriminate sources.
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