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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4229-4249, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4229-2017
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Research article
29 Mar 2017
Evaluation of the absorption Ångström exponents for traffic and wood burning in the Aethalometer-based source apportionment using radiocarbon measurements of ambient aerosol
Peter Zotter et al.
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RC1: 'Recommend accepting manuscript with minor additions and corrections', Anonymous Referee #4, 10 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Response to Referee 1', Peter Zotter, 30 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'very good study', Anonymous Referee #5, 06 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2017)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (16 Feb 2017) by Willy Maenhaut  
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (24 Feb 2017) by Willy Maenhaut  
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Feb 2017) by Willy Maenhaut
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Short summary
Most studies use a single Ångström exponent for wood burning (αWB) and traffic (αTR) emissions in the Aethalometer model, used for source apportionment of black carbon, derived from previous work. However, accurate determination of the α values is currently lacking. Comparing radiocarbon measurements (14C) with the Aehtalometer model, good agreement was found, indicating that the Aethalometer model reproduces reasonably well the 14C results using our best estimate of a single αWB and αTR.
Most studies use a single Ångström exponent for wood burning (αWB) and traffic (αTR) emissions...
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