Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Research article
24 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 24 Jun 2016

BAERLIN2014 – the influence of land surface types on and the horizontal heterogeneity of air pollutant levels in Berlin

Boris Bonn, Erika von Schneidemesser, Dorota Andrich, Jörn Quedenau, Holger Gerwig, Anja Lüdecke, Jürgen Kura, Axel Pietsch, Christian Ehlers, Dieter Klemp, Claudia Kofahl, Rainer Nothard, Andreas Kerschbaumer, Wolfgang Junkermann, Rüdiger Grote, Tobias Pohl, Konradin Weber, Birgit Lode, Philipp Schönberger, Galina Churkina, Tim M. Butler, and Mark G. Lawrence


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AR by Boris Bonn on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2016)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 May 2016) by Maria Cristina Facchini
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 May 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish as is (06 Jun 2016) by Maria Cristina Facchini
AR by Boris Bonn on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2016)
Short summary
The distribution of air pollutants (gases and particles) have been investigated in different environments in Potsdam, Germany. Remarkable variations of the pollutants have been observed for distances of tens of meters by bicycles, vans and aircraft. Vegetated areas caused reductions depending on the pollutants, the vegetation type and dimensions. Our measurements show the pollutants to be of predominantly local origin, resulting in a huge challenge for common models to resolve.
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