Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
19 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 19 Feb 2015

The role of aerosol in altering North Atlantic atmospheric circulation in winter and its impact on air quality

F. S. R. Pausata, M. Gaetani, G. Messori, S. Kloster, and F. J. Dentener


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AR by Francesco S.R. Pausata on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Dec 2014) by Maria Kanakidou
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Dec 2014)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (22 Dec 2014) by Maria Kanakidou
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2015)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (18 Jan 2015) by Maria Kanakidou
Short summary
our study suggests that future aerosol abatement may be the primary driver of increased blocking events over the western Mediterranean. This modification of the atmospheric circulation over the Euro-Atlantic sector leads to more stagnant weather conditions that favour air pollutant accumulation especially in the western Mediterranean sector. Changes in atmospheric circulation should therefore be included in future air pollution mitigation assessments.
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