Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1331–1352, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1331-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1331–1352, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1331-2016

Research article 08 Feb 2016

Research article | 08 Feb 2016

On the long-term impact of emissions from central European cities on regional air quality

P. Huszar et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2016)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Jan 2016) by Kostas Tsigaridis
AR by Peter Huszar on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Jan 2016) by Kostas Tsigaridis
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The study is dealing with the present day air quality impacts of the urban emissions, focusing on central Europe. Using a coupled regional climate/chemistry model we showed that urban centers impact largely (by up to 10–20 %) the regional air quality but the urban air quality itself is affected by local emission by only 50 % and the rural (non-urban) emissions and long-range transport play an important role in urban air pollution. This has to be taken into account in air quality control measures.
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