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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5391–5415, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5391-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5391–5415, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5391-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 10 Oct 2019

Research article | 10 Oct 2019

Quantifying organic matter and functional groups in particulate matter filter samples from the southeastern United States – Part 1: Methods

Alexandra J. Boris et al.

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Organic species are abundant in atmospheric particle-phase (aerosol) pollution and originate from a variety of biogenic and anthropogenic sources. Infrared spectrometry of filter-based atmospheric particle samples can afford a direct measurement of the particulate organic matter concentration and a characterization of its composition. This work discusses recent method improvements and compositions measured in samples from the SouthEastern Aerosol Research and Characterization (SEARCH) network.
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