Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8217–8299, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8217-2015

Special issue: Atmospheric composition change: science for policy

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8217–8299, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8217-2015

Review article 24 Jul 2015

Review article | 24 Jul 2015

Particulate matter, air quality and climate: lessons learned and future needs

S. Fuzzi et al.

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Particulate matter (PM) constitutes one of the most challenging problems both for air quality and climate change policies. This paper reviews the most recent scientific results on the issue and the policy needs that have driven much of the increase in monitoring and mechanistic research over the last 2 decades. The synthesis reveals many new processes and developments in the science underpinning climate-PM interactions and the effects of PM on human health and the environment.
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