Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Research article
12 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 12 Aug 2019

Transport of Po Valley aerosol pollution to the northwestern Alps – Part 2: Long-term impact on air quality

Henri Diémoz, Gian Paolo Gobbi, Tiziana Magri, Giordano Pession, Sara Pittavino, Ivan K. F. Tombolato, Monica Campanelli, and Francesca Barnaba


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AR by Henri Diémoz on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jun 2019) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Jun 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish as is (26 Jun 2019) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
Short summary
In a companion paper, we investigated airmass exchanges from the Po plain to the Alps through detailed case studies. Here (part 2) we use 3 years of multi-sensor observations and models to quantify the long-term impact of transport on air quality (>25% on PM10) and aerosol physico-chemical characteristics. We quantify the frequency of occurrence (up to 70% of days) in relation to meteorology (wind flows). We also show how the experimental results can improve air-quality forecasting capabilities.
Final-revised paper