Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3145–3163, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3145-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3145–3163, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3145-2017
Research article
01 Mar 2017
Research article | 01 Mar 2017

The contribution of wood burning and other pollution sources to wintertime organic aerosol levels in two Greek cities

Kalliopi Florou et al.

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The composition of fine particulate matter (PM) in two major Greek cities (Athens and Patras) was measured during two wintertime campaigns in 2012 and 2013. Residential wood burning has dramatically increased due to the Greek financial crisis, contributing around 50 % of the fine PM on average and more than 80 % during nighttime. Cooking is also an important source during both midday and evening, while transportation dominates only during the morning rush hour.
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