Articles | Volume 22, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14987–15019, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14987–15019, 2022
Research article
24 Nov 2022
Research article | 24 Nov 2022

Source apportionment of VOCs, IVOCs and SVOCs by positive matrix factorization in suburban Livermore, California

Rebecca A. Wernis et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-667', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-667', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Aug 2022
  • AC1: 'Response to referees', Rebecca Wernis, 01 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rebecca Wernis on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Nov 2022) by Hinrich Grothe
Short summary
We measured volatile and intermediate-volatility gases and semivolatile gas- and particle-phase compounds in the atmosphere during an 11 d period in a Bay Area suburb. We separated compounds based on variability in time to arrive at 13 distinct sources. Some compounds emitted from plants are found in greater quantities as fragrance compounds in consumer products. The wide volatility range of these measurements enables the construction of more complete source profiles.
Final-revised paper