Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1049–1060, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1049-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1049–1060, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1049-2018

Research article 23 Feb 2018

Research article | 23 Feb 2018

Improved source apportionment of organic aerosols in complex urban air pollution using the multilinear engine (ME-2)

Qiao Zhu et al.

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Short summary
Organic aerosol constitutes one of the major components of atmospheric particulate matter globally and is emitted from various sources. Therefore, identifying and quantifying the sources of organic aerosol accurately is a key task in the field. In this study, we applied a rather novel procedure for an improved source apportionment method (ME-2) to resolve the less meaningful or mixed factors problems for organic aerosol using the traditional method (PMF).