Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1129–1145, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1129-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1129–1145, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1129-2015

Research article 30 Jan 2015

Research article | 30 Jan 2015

Joint analysis of continental and regional background environments in the western Mediterranean: PM1 and PM10 concentrations and composition

A. Ripoll et al.

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The complete chemical compositions of atmospheric particulate matter (PM1 and PM10) from a continental (Montsec, 1570 m a.s.l.) and a regional (Montseny, 720 m a.s.l) background site in the western Mediterranean Basin were jointly studied for the first time over a relatively long-term period (January 2010-March 2013). Results revealed a) a high relevance of African dust transport and regional dust resuspension; b) low biomass burning contribution; and c) high organic matter contribution.
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