Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 409–429, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-409-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 409–429, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-409-2020

Research article 13 Jan 2020

Research article | 13 Jan 2020

Long-range and local air pollution: what can we learn from chemical speciation of particulate matter at paired sites?

Marco Pandolfi et al.

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EPA Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) 5.0 Fundamentals and User Guide G. Norris, R. Duvall, S. Brown, and S. Bai https://www.epa.gov/air-research/positive-matrix-factorization-model-environmental-data-analyses

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In the last scientific assessment report from the LRTAP Convention, it is stated that because non-urban sources are often major contributors to urban pollution, many cities will be unable to meet WHO guideline levels for air pollutants through local action alone. Consequently, it is very important to estimate how much the local and non-local sources contribute to urban pollution in order to design global strategies to reduce the levels of pollutants in European cities.
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