Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 5479–5495, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-5479-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 5479–5495, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-5479-2022
Research article
27 Sep 2022
Research article | 27 Sep 2022

Rolling vs. seasonal PMF: real-world multi-site and synthetic dataset comparison

Marta Via et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-269', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marta Via, 30 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-269', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marta Via, 30 Aug 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-269', Anonymous Referee #3, 02 Aug 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Marta Via, 30 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marta Via on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Aug 2022) by Mingjin Tang

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Marta Via on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (23 Sep 2022) by Mingjin Tang
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Short summary
This work presents the differences resulting from two techniques (rolling and seasonal) of the positive matrix factorisation model that can be run for organic aerosol source apportionment. The current state of the art suggests that the rolling technique is more accurate, but no proof of its effectiveness has been provided yet. This paper tackles this issue in the context of a synthetic dataset and a multi-site real-world comparison.