Receptor modeling for elemental source contributions to fine aerosols in New York State.

@article{Ames2000ReceptorMF,
  title={Receptor modeling for elemental source contributions to fine aerosols in New York State.},
  author={Michael R. Ames and G Gullu and Jennifer Beal and Ilhan Olmez},
  journal={Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={881-8}
}
Fine atmospheric particulate material was collected at five sites in upstate New York and analyzed for its trace element composition by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Of the 3700 daily samples collected over a 2-yr period, 1459 were analyzed for 39 elements, providing a large and detailed data set. Factor analysis (FA) was used to identify potential pollution sources or source regions and to construct inorganic source profiles for each. Following FA, the method of absolute factor… CONTINUE READING