Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Research article
03 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 03 Feb 2020

The impact of biomass burning and aqueous-phase processing on air quality: a multi-year source apportionment study in the Po Valley, Italy

Marco Paglione, Stefania Gilardoni, Matteo Rinaldi, Stefano Decesari, Nicola Zanca, Silvia Sandrini, Lara Giulianelli, Dimitri Bacco, Silvia Ferrari, Vanes Poluzzi, Fabiana Scotto, Arianna Trentini, Laurent Poulain, Hartmut Herrmann, Alfred Wiedensohler, Francesco Canonaco, André S. H. Prévôt, Paola Massoli, Claudio Carbone, Maria Cristina Facchini, and Sandro Fuzzi


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AR by Marco Paglione on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Aug 2019) by Kimitaka Kawamura
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Sep 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (23 Sep 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Oct 2019) by Kimitaka Kawamura
AR by Marco Paglione on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Nov 2019) by Kimitaka Kawamura
Short summary
Our multi-year observational study regarding organic aerosol (OA) in the Po Valley indicates that more than half of OA is of secondary origin (SOA) through all the year and at both urban and rural sites. Within the SOA, the measurements show the importance of biomass burning (BB) aging products during cold seasons and indicate aqueous-phase processing of BB emissions as a fundamental driver of SOA formation in wintertime, with important consequences for air quality policy at the global level.
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