Long-range transport of biomass burning emissions based on organic molecular markers and carbonaceous thermal distribution
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.096
Title: Long-range transport of biomass burning emissions based on organic molecular markers and carbonaceous thermal distribution
Journal Title: Science of The Total Environment
Publication Date: 1 January 2014
Start Page: 56
End Page: 66
Published online: online 25 July 2013
ISSN: 0048-9697
Author: Min-Suk Baea, Ju-Seon Shinb, Kwang-Yul Leeb, Kwon-Ho Leec, Young J. Kimb

  • a Department of Environmental Engineering, Mokpo National University, Muan-gun 534-729, Republic of Korea

  • b Advanced Environmental Monitoring Research Center (ADEMRC), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea

  • c Department of Geoinformatics Engineering, Kyungil University, Gyeongsan 712-701, Republic of Korea
  • Abstract: tinuous organic carbon (OC), elemental carbon (EC), and organic molecular markers were analyzed using the thermal optical transmittance method at the Gosan supersite (on Jeju Island, Korea), which has been widely used as a regional background site for East Asia. The Carbonaceous Thermal Distribution (CTD) method, which can provide detailed carbon signature characteristics relative to analytical temperature, was used to improve the carbon fractionation of the analytical method. Ground-based measurements were conducted from October 25 to November 5, 2010. During the sampling period, one high OC concentration event and two characteristic periods were observed. Considering the thermal distribution patterns, the relationship between the EC and black carbon (BC) by optical measurements, the backward trajectories, the aerosol optical thickness, the PM10 concentrations from the 316 PM-network sites that were operated by the Ministry of Environment in Korea, and the organic molecular markers, such as levoglucosan, PAHs, and organic acids, we concluded that the event was influenced by Long-range transport from biomass burning emissions. This study discusses the CTD analysis with organic molecular marker concentrations, extracts and interprets additional carbon fractions from a semi-continuous data set, and provides knowledge regarding the origin of carbon sources and their behaviors.
    Accepted: 24 June 2013
    Received: 23 January 2013
    Revised: 25 May 2013
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