Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8401-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8401-2015
Research article
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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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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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