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An intensive field campaign was conducted in March 2015 in the Eastern Mediterranean region, at a background site of Cyprus. We performed a detailed analysis of the chemical composition of air masses in gas and aerosol phase, and we applied a source apportionment analysis in order to identify the various origins of VOCs. The results suggest that VOCs are mainly of biogenic and regional background origins.
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Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11355–11388, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11355-2017

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11355–11388, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11355-2017

Research article 25 Sep 2017

Research article | 25 Sep 2017

Origin and variability in volatile organic compounds observed at an Eastern Mediterranean background site (Cyprus)

Cécile Debevec et al.

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An intensive field campaign was conducted in March 2015 in the Eastern Mediterranean region, at a background site of Cyprus. We performed a detailed analysis of the chemical composition of air masses in gas and aerosol phase, and we applied a source apportionment analysis in order to identify the various origins of VOCs. The results suggest that VOCs are mainly of biogenic and regional background origins.
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