Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4211–4233, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4211–4233, 2019

Research article 03 Apr 2019

Research article | 03 Apr 2019

The EMEP Intensive Measurement Period campaign, 2008–2009: characterizing carbonaceous aerosol at nine rural sites in Europe

Karl Espen Yttri et al.


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ED: Publish as is (11 Mar 2019) by James Allan
Short summary
Carbonaceous aerosols from natural sources were abundant regardless of season. Residential wood burning (RWB) emissions were occasionally equally as large as or larger than of fossil-fuel sources, depending on season and region. RWB emissions are poorly constrained; thus emissions inventories need improvement. Harmonizing emission factors between countries is likely the most important step to improve model calculations for biomass burning emissions and European PM2.5 concentrations in general.
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