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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13215–13230, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13215-2018
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13215–13230, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13215-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 13 Sep 2018

Research article | 13 Sep 2018

Source apportionment of atmospheric aerosol in a marine dusty environment by ionic/composition mass balance (IMB)

João Cardoso et al.

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Atmospheric aerosol was sampled in Cabo Verde and analysed for chemical composition. Very high levels of dust were measured during the winter months, as a result of transport from Africa. Mass balances were applied to the particulate material, permitting the determination of seven different source contributions to the aerosol loading. The balance methodology compared favourably with standard source apportionment methods, showing its capability for the source apportionment of aerosol particles.
Atmospheric aerosol was sampled in Cabo Verde and analysed for chemical composition. Very high...
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