Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7049–7068, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7049-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7049–7068, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7049-2020

Research article 15 Jun 2020

Research article | 15 Jun 2020

Decreasing trends of particle number and black carbon mass concentrations at 16 observational sites in Germany from 2009 to 2018

Jia Sun et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2020)  Author's response
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Apr 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Nan Ma on behalf of the Authors (19 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Apr 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
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To evaluate the effectiveness of emission mitigation policies, we evaluated the trends of the size-resolved particle number concentrations and equivalent black carbon mass concentration at 16 observational sites for various environments in Germany (2009–2018). Overall, significant decrease trends are found for most of the parameters and sites. This study suggests that a combination of emission mitigation policies can effectively improve the air quality on large spatial scales such as in Germany.
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