Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Research article
30 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 30 Jan 2018

Impact of aerosol particle sources on optical properties in urban, regional and remote areas in the north-western Mediterranean

Marina Ealo, Andrés Alastuey, Noemí Pérez, Anna Ripoll, Xavier Querol, and Marco Pandolfi

Data sets

Montseny and Montsec data sets IDAEA-CSIC

Short summary
This study aims to quantify the mass scattering and absorption efficiencies of different aerosol sources at urban (Barcelona), regional (Montseny) and remote (Montsec) background sites in the NW Mediterranean by analysing a source apportionment, first to PM10 and then to scattering and absorption coefficients. With this approach we addressed both the effect that aerosol sources have on air quality and their potential effect on light extinction.
Final-revised paper