Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 577–596, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-577-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 577–596, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-577-2020

Research article 17 Jan 2020

Research article | 17 Jan 2020

Atmospheric ammonia variability and link with particulate matter formation: a case study over the Paris area

Camille Viatte et al.

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We study concentrations and spatiotemporal variabilities of atmospheric NH3 from the agricultural sector to gain insights on its effects on the Paris megacity air quality using satellite data from IASI and CrIS. We evaluate the regional CHIMERE model capacity to reproduce NH3 and particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations and variabilities in the domain of study. We quantify the main meteorological parameters driving the optimal conditions involved in the PM2.5 formation from NH3 in Paris.
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