Articles | Volume 23, issue 17
Research article
08 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 08 Sep 2023

What chemical species are responsible for new particle formation and growth in the Netherlands? A hybrid positive matrix factorization (PMF) analysis using aerosol composition (ACSM) and size (SMPS)

Farhan R. Nursanto, Roy Meinen, Rupert Holzinger, Maarten C. Krol, Xinya Liu, Ulrike Dusek, Bas Henzing, and Juliane L. Fry

Model code and software

SciTools/cartopy P. Elson, E. S. De Andrade, G. Lucas, R. May, R. Hattersley, E. Campbell, A. Dawson, Stephane Raynaud, Scmc72, B. Little, A. D. Snow, K. Donkers, B. Blay, P. Killick, N. Wilson, P. Peglar, A. A. Lbdreyer, J. Szymaniak, A. Berchet, C. Bosley, L. Davis, Filipe, Krasting, J., Phil Elson, Elliott Sales de Andrade, Greg Lucas, Ryan May, Richard Hattersley, Ed Campbell, Andrew Dawson, Stephane Raynaud, scmc72, Bill Little, Alan D. Snow, Kevin Donkers, Byron Blay, Peter Killick, Nat Wilson, Patrick Peglar, lbdreyer, Andrew, Jon Szymaniak, daryl herzmann, and D. Herzmann

python-windrose/windrose Sébastien Celles Université de Poitiers ; Filipe; Julian Quick; Samuël Weber/GwendalD; Jonas Kittner; strawberry beach sandals; Ivan Ogasawara; Pete Bachant; Fabien Maussion; Jørgen Kvalsvik; Miguel R; Sam P Raj; James McCann; sspagnol

ltisz/Banana-Plot L. Tiszenkel

openair - An R package for air quality data analysis D. C. Carslaw, and K. Ropkins

Short summary
Particulate matter (PM) is a harmful air pollutant that depends on the complex mixture of natural and anthropogenic emissions into the atmosphere. Thus, in different regions and seasons, the way that PM is formed and grows can differ. In this study, we use a combined statistical analysis of the chemical composition and particle size distribution to determine what drives particle formation and growth across seasons, using varying wind directions to elucidate the role of different sources.
Final-revised paper