Sources and source regions effecting the aerosol composition of the Eastern Mediterranean

Dogan G., Guellue G., Tuncel G.

MICROCHEMICAL JOURNAL, vol.88, no.2, pp.142-149, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.microc.2007.11.017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-149
  • Keywords: positive matrix factorization (PMF), eastern Mediterranean, potential source contribution function (PSCF), bootstrap, POSITIVE MATRIX FACTORIZATION, ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL, SOURCE APPORTIONMENT, SOURCE IDENTIFICATION, POLLUTANTS, METHODOLOGY, TRANSPORT, MODELS, URBAN, SEA
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Positive matrix factorization (PMF) was used to deduce the aerosol sources at a rural site on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, using sample collected between February 1992 and December 1993. Approximately 600 daily aerosol samples were collected and 40 elements and compounds were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry, instrumental neutron activation analysis, ion chromatography and colorimetry.