Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Research article
18 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 18 Oct 2016

Variations in the chemical composition of the submicron aerosol and in the sources of the organic fraction at a regional background site of the Po Valley (Italy)

Michael Bressi, Fabrizia Cavalli, Claudio A. Belis, Jean-Philippe Putaud, Roman Fröhlich, Sebastiao Martins dos Santos, Ettore Petralia, André S. H. Prévôt, Massimo Berico, Antonella Malaguti, and Francesco Canonaco


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AR by Michael Bressi on behalf of the Authors (29 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (02 Aug 2016) by Willy Maenhaut
AR by Michael Bressi on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2016) by Willy Maenhaut
Short summary
Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) levels and resulting impacts on human health are in the Po Valley (Italy) among the highest in Europe. This study discusses submicron PM chemical composition, sources and atmospheric processes in this region, using state-of-the-art measurement techniques and receptor models. Based on these results, effective PM abatement strategies are suggested in the upper Po Valley.
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