Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9611–9630, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9611-2015

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9611–9630, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9611-2015

Research article 27 Aug 2015

Research article | 27 Aug 2015

Continental pollution in the western Mediterranean basin: vertical profiles of aerosol and trace gases measured over the sea during TRAQA 2012 and SAFMED 2013

C. Di Biagio et al.

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Observations from this study indicate that continental pollution largely affects the atmospheric composition and structure of the western Mediterranean basin. Pollution plumes reach 3000-4000 m in altitude and present a very complex and highly stratified structure, characterized by fresh and aged layers both in the boundary layer and in the free troposphere. Also we report the observations of high levels of ultrafine particles over the basin, possibly linked to new particle formation events.
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