Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12875–12896, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12875-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12875–12896, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12875-2016
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 et al.

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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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