Articles | Volume 20, issue 18
Research article
24 Sep 2020
Research article |  | 24 Sep 2020

Aerosol pollution maps and trends over Germany with hourly data at four rural background stations from 2009 to 2018

Jost Heintzenberg, Wolfram Birmili, Bryan Hellack, Gerald Spindler, Thomas Tuch, and Alfred Wiedensohler


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jun 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Jul 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Jul 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jul 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Jost Heintzenberg on behalf of the Authors (15 Aug 2020)  Author's response
Short summary
A total of 10 years of hourly aerosol and gas data at four rural German stations have been combined with hourly back trajectories to the stations and inventories of the European Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), yielding emission maps and trends over Germany for PM10, particle number concentrations, and equivalent black carbon (eBC). The maps reflect aerosol emissions modified with atmospheric processes during transport between sources and receptor sites.
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