Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Research article
27 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 27 Oct 2021

On the use of reference mass spectra for reducing uncertainty in source apportionment of solid-fuel burning in ambient organic aerosol

Chunshui Lin, Darius Ceburnis, Anna Trubetskaya, Wei Xu, William Smith, Stig Hellebust, John Wenger, Colin O'Dowd, and Jurgita Ovadnevaite


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-174', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Chunshui Lin, 29 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-174', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Chunshui Lin on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Sep 2021) by Pierre Herckes
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish as is (04 Oct 2021) by Pierre Herckes
Short summary
Source apportionment of solid-fuel-burning emissions can be complicated by the use of different fuels, stoves, and burning conditions. Here, the organic aerosol mass spectra produced from burning a range of solid fuels in several stoves were compared. This study accounts for the source variability and provides better constraints on the primary factor contributions to the ambient organic aerosol estimations, holding significant implications for public health and policymakers.