Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15327–15345, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15327-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15327–15345, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15327-2016

Research article 09 Dec 2016

Research article | 09 Dec 2016

Evaluation of gas-particle partitioning in a regional air quality model for organic pollutants

Christos I. Efstathiou et al.

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Gas-particle partitioning is an important process that determines the fate and long-range transport potential of persistent organic pollutants. This work is the first effort to evaluate the behaviour of parameterizations within a regional air quality system adapted for Europe. Results corroborate the significance of the chosen implementation in predicting ambient levels and transport patterns. Implications point to improvements on the side of the emission inventories and aerosol module.
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