Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
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, Wolfram Birmili, Markus Hermann, Thomas Tuch, Kay Weinhold, Maik Merkel, Fabian Rasch, Thomas Müller, Alexander Schladitz, Susanne Bastian, Gunter Löschau, Josef Cyrys, Jianwei Gu, Harald Flentje, Björn Briel, Christoph Asbach, Heinz Kaminski, Ludwig Ries, Ralf Sohmer, Holger Gerwig, Klaus Wirtz, Frank Meinhardt, Andreas Schwerin, Olaf Bath, Nan Ma, and Alfred Wiedensohler


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AR by Nan Ma on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2020)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Mar 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Apr 2020)
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
AR by Nan Ma on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2020)
Short summary
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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