Articles | Volume 22, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14987–15019, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14987-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14987–15019, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14987-2022
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.

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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.
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