Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Research article
08 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 08 Dec 2021

Compositional data analysis (CoDA) as a tool to evaluate a new low-cost settling-based PM10 sampling head in a desert dust source region

Yangjunjie Xu-Yang, Rémi Losno, Fabrice Monna, Jean-Louis Rajot, Mohamed Labiadh, Gilles Bergametti, and Béatrice Marticorena


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-70', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Remi Losno, 29 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-70', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Remi Losno, 06 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Remi Losno on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Sep 2021) by Pierre Herckes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Oct 2021) by Pierre Herckes
AR by Remi Losno on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2021) by Pierre Herckes
Short summary
Suspended particles in air (aerosols) are sampled with a pump drawing ambient air through a filter. The air inlet must be carefully designed to control the size of sampled particles and to reject the largest ones (> 10 µm). A low-cost sampling head for determination of the finest fraction of aerosol (> 10 µm in diameter) is presented. Compositional data analysis (CoDA) tools are extensively used here to demonstrate similarity between the low-cost sampling head and other existing systems.