Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6503–6516, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6503-2017

Special issue: Atmospheric pollution in the Himalayan foothills: The SusKat-ABC...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6503–6516, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6503-2017

Research article 01 Jun 2017

Research article | 01 Jun 2017

Near-road sampling of PM2. 5, BC, and fine-particle chemical components in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Kabindra M. Shakya et al.

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Particulate matter levels were monitored at six major roadway intersections in the Kathmandu Valley during two seasons in 2014. The study documented distinct seasonal (dry season versus wet season) and diel variations in particulate matter levels. This study suggests traffic-related emissions, and soil–dust–construction materials were found to be a major source of particulate matter at these locations.
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