Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Methods for assessment of models
20 Jul 2015
Methods for assessment of models |  | 20 Jul 2015

Development of PM2.5 source impact spatial fields using a hybrid source apportionment air quality model

C. E. Ivey, H. A. Holmes, Y. T. Hu, J. A. Mulholland, and A. G. Russell


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Short summary
An integral part of air quality management is knowledge of the impact of pollutant sources on ambient concentrations of particulate matter (PM). This work presents a novel spatiotemporal source apportionment method that generates source impacts for the continental USA. Key sources presented include fossil fuel combustion, biomass burning, dust, sea salt, as well as agricultural activities, biogenics, and aircraft.