Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
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Measurement report: Saccharide composition in atmospheric fine particulate matter during spring at the remote sites of southwest China and estimates of source contributions
- Final revised paper (published on 16 Aug 2021)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 29 Mar 2021)
- Supplement to the preprint
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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CC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-83', Samuel Weber, 30 Mar 2021
- CC2: 'Reply on CC1', Jianmin Chen, 26 May 2021
RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-83', Anonymous Referee #3, 20 May 2021
- CC3: 'Reply on RC1', Jianmin Chen, 26 May 2021
RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-83', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 May 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Jianmin Chen, 02 Jun 2021
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jianmin Chen on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2021)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Jun 2021) by Ivan Kourtchev
AR by Jianmin Chen on behalf of the Authors (10 Jun 2021)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Jun 2021) by Ivan Kourtchev
AR by Jianmin Chen on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2021)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Jul 2021) by Ivan Kourtchev
AR by Jianmin Chen on behalf of the Authors (03 Jul 2021)  Author's response Manuscript
In this study the authors reported measurment of PM2.5 component over 3 different sites in China during a sampling period of 1 month, during spring 2019. Different saccharides were measured, including biomass burning proxy such as levoglucosan, manossan and galactosan, as well as more uncommon mono(di)saccharide, aiming at tracing the promary biogenic and possibly secondary biogenic sources. After a discussion on the potential link between emissions sources based on correlation and ratio of species, the authors attempt a source-apportioment of the different saccharide using a Non-Negative matrix Factorization (NMF) method and succesfully identify 5 differents factors of saccharides.
This interesting study reports a comprehensive observational dataset (although not covering the full year) and gives usefull insight concerning the sources of organic components thanks to the use of proxy species not-usually used in the litterature.
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