Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Measurement report
13 May 2022
Measurement report |  | 13 May 2022

Measurement report: Source apportionment of carbonaceous aerosol using dual-carbon isotopes (13C and 14C) and levoglucosan in three northern Chinese cities during 2018–2019

Huiyizhe Zhao, Zhenchuan Niu, Weijian Zhou, Sen Wang, Xue Feng, Shugang Wu, Xuefeng Lu, and Hua Du


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-916', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-916', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Zhenchuan Niu, 23 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Zhenchuan Niu on behalf of the Authors (02 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Apr 2022) by Eliza Harris
Short summary
In this study, we investigated the characteristics and changes in the sources of carbonaceous aerosols in northern Chinese cities using dual-carbon isotopes (13C and 14C) and levoglucosan during 2018 to 2019 and compared them with the research in previous decades. The results show that the contribution of fossil sources has decreased (6–16%) significantly, and non-fossil sources have become the main part of carbonaceous aerosols, which verified the effectiveness of air quality management.
Final-revised paper