Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Research article
15 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 15 Apr 2020

The influence of residential wood combustion on the concentrations of PM2.5 in four Nordic cities

Jaakko Kukkonen, Susana López-Aparicio, David Segersson, Camilla Geels, Leena Kangas, Mari Kauhaniemi, Androniki Maragkidou, Anne Jensen, Timo Assmuth, Ari Karppinen, Mikhail Sofiev, Heidi Hellén, Kari Riikonen, Juha Nikmo, Anu Kousa, Jarkko V. Niemi, Niko Karvosenoja, Gabriela Sousa Santos, Ingrid Sundvor, Ulas Im, Jesper H. Christensen, Ole-Kenneth Nielsen, Marlene S. Plejdrup, Jacob Klenø Nøjgaard, Gunnar Omstedt, Camilla Andersson, Bertil Forsberg, and Jørgen Brandt


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AR by Jaakko Kukkonen on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Feb 2020) by Anne Perring
AR by Jaakko Kukkonen on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (04 Mar 2020) by Anne Perring
AR by Jaakko Kukkonen on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Residential wood combustion can cause substantial emissions of fine particulate matter and adverse health effects. This study has, for the first time, evaluated the impacts of residential wood combustion in a harmonised manner in four Nordic cities. Wood combustion caused major shares of fine particle concentrations in Oslo (up to 60 %) and Umeå (up to 30 %) and also notable shares in Copenhagen (up to 20 %) and Helsinki (up to 15 %).
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