Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15277–15299, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15277-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15277–15299, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15277-2016

Research article 09 Dec 2016

Research article | 09 Dec 2016

Atmospheric aerosols in Rome, Italy: sources, dynamics and spatial variations during two seasons

Caroline Struckmeier et al.

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The characteristics of ambient aerosol during two seasons (spring/autumn) and at two locations (suburban/urban) in Rome were investigated. We distinguished regionally advected and locally produced organic aerosols, including from cooking, traffic and biomass burning, but also from locally emitted cigarette smoke, for which we propose a new marker peak for identification in aerosol mass spectra. The impact of Saharan dust advection events on local aerosol concentration was studied.
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