Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Research article
31 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2024

The contribution of residential wood combustion to the PM2.5 concentrations in the Helsinki metropolitan area

Leena Kangas, Jaakko Kukkonen, Mari Kauhaniemi, Kari Riikonen, Mikhail Sofiev, Anu Kousa, Jarkko V. Niemi, and Ari Karppinen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1194', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1194', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Oct 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1194', Leena Kangas, 28 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Leena Kangas on behalf of the Authors (28 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (11 Dec 2023) by Samara Carbone
AR by Leena Kangas on behalf of the Authors (12 Dec 2023)
Short summary
Residential wood combustion is a major source of fine particulate matter. This study has evaluated the contribution of residential wood combustion to fine particle concentrations and its year-to-year and seasonal variation in te Helsinki metropolitan area. The average concentrations attributed to wood combustion in winter were up to 10- or 15-fold compared to summer. Wood combustion caused 12 % to 14 % of annual fine particle concentrations. In winter, the contribution ranged from 16 % to 21 %.
Final-revised paper