Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4681–4694, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4681–4694, 2020

Research article 21 Apr 2020

Research article | 21 Apr 2020

Soccer games and record-breaking PM2.5 pollution events in Santiago, Chile

Rémy Lapere et al.

Data sets

Región Metropolitana de Santiago – Sistema de Información Nacional de Calidad del Aire Ministerio del Medio Ambiente

EUROPA – EDGAR FOR HTAP V2 European Commission

Model code and software

CHIMERE Registration Form École Polytechnique

WRF Modeling System Download University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Short summary
Based on measurements and modeling, this study shows that recent record-breaking peak events of fine particles in Santiago, Chile, can be traced back to massive barbecue cooking by its inhabitants during international soccer games. Decontamination plans in Santiago focus on decreasing emissions of pollutants from traffic, industry, and residential heating. This study implies that cultural habits such as barbecue cooking also need to be taken into account.
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