Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Research article
05 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 05 Aug 2021

PM1 composition and source apportionment at two sites in Delhi, India, across multiple seasons

Ernesto Reyes-Villegas, Upasana Panda, Eoghan Darbyshire, James M. Cash, Rutambhara Joshi, Ben Langford, Chiara F. Di Marco, Neil J. Mullinger, Mohammed S. Alam, Leigh R. Crilley, Daniel J. Rooney, W. Joe F. Acton, Will Drysdale, Eiko Nemitz, Michael Flynn, Aristeidis Voliotis, Gordon McFiggans, Hugh Coe, James Lee, C. Nicholas Hewitt, Mathew R. Heal, Sachin S. Gunthe, Tuhin K. Mandal, Bhola R. Gurjar, Shivani, Ranu Gadi, Siddhartha Singh, Vijay Soni, and James D. Allan

Data sets

APHH: Compact Time of Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer measurements made at the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) site and India Meteorological Department (IMD) during the post monsoon periods for the DelhiFlux field campaign 2018 Ernesto Reyes Villegas, James Allan, Gordon McFiggans, and Hugh Coe

Short summary
This paper shows the first multisite online measurements of PM1 in Delhi, India, with measurements over different seasons in Old Delhi and New Delhi in 2018. Organic aerosol (OA) source apportionment was performed using positive matrix factorisation (PMF). Traffic was the main primary aerosol source for both OAs and black carbon, seen with PMF and Aethalometer model analysis, indicating that control of primary traffic exhaust emissions would make a significant reduction to Delhi air pollution.
Final-revised paper