Articles | Volume 19, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15131–15156, 2019

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15131–15156, 2019

Research article 13 Dec 2019

Research article | 13 Dec 2019

Composition and variability of gaseous organic pollution in the port megacity of Istanbul: source attribution, emission ratios, and inventory evaluation

Baye T. P. Thera et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Aug 2019) by Evangelos Gerasopoulos
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish as is (07 Oct 2019) by Evangelos Gerasopoulos
Short summary
A large set of volatile organic compound observations was collected for the first time in Istanbul in September 2014. A source–receptor approach has been carried out to apportion emission sources, estimate anthropogenic emissions, and evaluate emission inventories. Unexpectedly, transport was not the most dominant source in this study. Our work stresses the need to better represent VOC emissions in the eastern Mediterranean region with an effort on non-traffic sources and oxygenated VOCs.
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