Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4211–4233, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4211-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4211–4233, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4211-2019

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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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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