Articles | Volume 20, issue 18
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10967-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10967-2020
Research article
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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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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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