Articles | Volume 17, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10093–10107, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10093-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10093–10107, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10093-2017

Research article 29 Aug 2017

Research article | 29 Aug 2017

Temporal evolution of main ambient PM2. 5 sources in Santiago, Chile, from 1998 to 2012

Francisco Barraza et al.

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ED: Publish as is (12 Jul 2017) by Maria Cristina Facchini
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We quantify the main sources that have contributed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) between 1998 and 2012 in Santiago's downtown. We calculate the long-term trend as well as abrupt changes in the time series and show how these relate to particular government policies implemented to improve air quality in specific years. We thus identify which measures successfully reduced individual sources and which sources need measures to avoid episodes when PM2.5 concentrations surpass Chilean standards.
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