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Fine Particulate Matter Source Attribution for Southeast Texas Using 14C/13C Ratios

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Author(s)

K R. Lemire, D T. Allen, George A. Klouda, C. W. Lewis

Abstract

Radiocarbon analyses of fine particulate matter samples collected during the summer of 2000 in southeast Texas indicate that a substantial fraction of the aerosol carbon at an urban/suburban site (27-73%) and at a rural, forested site (45-78%) was modern carbon.Data from emission inventories and additional ambient measurements indicate that the most likely sources of this modern carbon are biomass burning fires and biogenic secondary organic aerosol.
Citation
Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres
Volume
107
Issue
No. D22

Keywords

aerosol, atmosphere, radiocarbon, secondary organic aerosol, sources

Citation

Lemire, K. , Allen, D. , Klouda, G. and Lewis, C. (2002), Fine Particulate Matter Source Attribution for Southeast Texas Using <sup>14</sup>C/<sup>13</sup>C Ratios, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created October 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021