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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2579–2590, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2579-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2579–2590, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2579-2020
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02 Mar 2020
Research article | 02 Mar 2020

Trends and source apportionment of aerosols in Europe during 1980–2018

Yang Yang et al.

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Aerosol concentration decreased in Europe during 1980–2018, of which 7 % was induced by the changes in non-European emissions. Aerosols transported from other source regions are increasingly important to air quality in Europe. Contributions to the sulfate radiative forcing over Europe from both European and non-European emissions should decrease at a comparable rate in the next three decades. Future changes in non-European emissions are important in causing regional climate change in Europe.
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