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Table 1 Summary statistics of PM 2.5 (μg/m 3 ), BC (abs), and NO 2 (ppb) concentrations, by season, comparing temporal adjustment methods

From: Saturation sampling for spatial variation in multiple air pollutants across an inversion-prone metropolitan area of complex terrain

  Urban and Background Adjustment (n = 36) Background-only Temporal Adjustment (n = 36)
  Mean SD Minimum Maximum Mean SD Minimum Maximum
Summer PM2.5 (μg/m3) 14.00 3.68 1.28 21.06 14.24 3.97 1.33 22.71
Summer BC (abs) 1.58 0.85 0.02 4.82 1.61 0.91 0.02 4.64
Summer NO2 (ppb) 10.75 3.36 5.12 17.25 12.30 6.50 4.46 27.72
Winter PM2.5 (μg/m3) 12.53 2.28 8.28 16.98 12.64 2.52 8.02 20.10
Winter BC (abs) 1.31 0.55 0.63 2.99 1.31 0.53 0.70 2.72
Winter NO2 (ppb) 17.93 3.90 9.93 25.60 18.69 6.21 10.90 34.10