The IAEA/RCA fine and coarse PMF receptor fingerprint database
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
This document accompanies the IAEA Master Positive Matrix Factorisation (PMF) Databases (fine and coarse). These databases have been generated from the 14 member state RCA Project RAC/07/015, “Characterization and Source Identification of Particulate Air Pollution in the Asia Region”. It fulfils the obligation under an IAEA contract to provide a fine and coarse ambient air PMF database with explanatory notes by February 2016 to the IAEA. The aim of this document is to provide instructional steps and related information necessary for navigating and utilising the IAEA Master Positive Matrix Factorisation (PMF) databases. It is important to note that interpretation of the PMF fingerprints and apportionment contained in either the coarse or fine databases are beyond the scope of this document. However, several countries have already published peer-reviewed papers related to their sites PMF source fingerprinting and source apportionment results. Comprehensive lists of publications are provided in Appendix 2.
Air pollution, IAEA, Asia, Data base management, Gravimetry, Datasets
Atanacio, A. J. and D. D. Cohen (2016 ). The IAEA/RCA fine and coarse PMF receptor fingerprint database. (ANSTO/E 783). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.