Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 901–919, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-901-2019

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 901–919, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-901-2019

Research article 24 Jan 2019

Research article | 24 Jan 2019

Sources and processes that control the submicron organic aerosol composition in an urban Mediterranean environment (Athens): a high temporal-resolution chemical composition measurement study

Iasonas Stavroulas et al.

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Over the last few years, many cities in Greece have suffered from significant air quality deterioration events during wintertime. Driven by such observations, we studied the variability and main sources of submicron particulate matter in Athens, Greece, as a large part of the population in this region is exposed to high levels, which sometimes exceed legislative limit values. It was found that such events are mostly associated with combustion sources used for domestic heating during winter.
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