The use of nuclear techniques in source apportionment studies, exemplified by recent studies in Turkey

GÜLLÜ G., Tuncel G.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.259, no.2, pp.335-339, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Nuclear analytical methods are very important atmospheric tools as they provide multielement data, which is essential for receptor modeling. In this study, the application of receptor modeling is discussed on rural data to determine source regions affecting chemical composition of aerosols in the Eastern Mediterranean. The factor analysis revealed 4 sources, two of which represent anthropogenic component in aerosol mass. The source regions that determine the composition of particles is investigated using trajectory statistics.