Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Research article
28 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 28 Jul 2015

Aerosol chemistry above an extended archipelago of the eastern Mediterranean basin during strong northern winds

E. Athanasopoulou, A. P. Protonotariou, E. Bossioli, A. Dandou, M. Tombrou, J. D. Allan, H. Coe, N. Mihalopoulos, J. Kalogiros, A. Bacak, J. Sciare, and G. Biskos


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AR by Eleni Athanasopoulou on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jun 2015) by Xavier Querol
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Jun 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Jun 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Jun 2015) by Xavier Querol
AR by Eleni Athanasopoulou on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
A model system is evaluated versus ground and airborne aerosol measurements, towards the identification of its competencies and deficiencies over the eastern Mediterranean (EM) during summer. Secondary organic aerosol (OA) formation is investigated towards improving OA behaviour. Biomass burning is a significant particle source, largely explaining OA underestimation (ca. 50%). More than 70% of the aerosol mass over the EM is related to trans-boundary transport during strong northeastern winds.
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