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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-554', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-554', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 May 2023
  • AC1: 'Author response to reviewers egusphere-2023-554', Juliane Fry, 19 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Juliane Fry on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
EF by Polina Shvedko (23 Jun 2023)  Author's tracked changes 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Jun 2023) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jun 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jul 2023) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Juliane Fry on behalf of the Authors (10 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (18 Jul 2023) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Farhan Ramadzan Nursanto on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
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