Megapoli-Paris 2009/2010 campaign
Megapoli-Paris 2009/2010 campaign
Editor(s): A. Baklanov, M. Beekmann, J.-L. Jaffrezo, J.-L. Jimenez, C. Reeves, and R. Vautard
The MEGAPOLI PARIS campaigns in summer 2009 and in winter 2010 aimed at better quantifying sources of primary and secondary aerosol in and around a large agglomeration and to document their evolution in the megacity plume. A focus was put on carbonaceous aerosol, where uncertainties are major. As related issues, also gas phase photochemistry and the evolution of dynamical conditions during the campaign were addressed. Analysis of experimental data and modelling studies are solicited. Papers on timescales beyond the campaign, but dealing with this target region, are also welcome.

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29 Jun 2017
Estimation of the Paris NOx emissions from mobile MAX-DOAS observations and CHIMERE model simulations during the MEGAPOLI campaign using the closed integral method
Reza Shaiganfar, Steffen Beirle, Hugo Denier van der Gon, Sander Jonkers, Jeroen Kuenen, Herve Petetin, Qijie Zhang, Matthias Beekmann, and Thomas Wagner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7853–7890,,, 2017
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26 Sep 2016
Seasonal variability and source apportionment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the Paris megacity (France)
Alexia Baudic, Valérie Gros, Stéphane Sauvage, Nadine Locoge, Olivier Sanchez, Roland Sarda-Estève, Cerise Kalogridis, Jean-Eudes Petit, Nicolas Bonnaire, Dominique Baisnée, Olivier Favez, Alexandre Albinet, Jean Sciare, and Bernard Bonsang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11961–11989,,, 2016
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21 Mar 2016
Simulating the formation of carbonaceous aerosol in a European Megacity (Paris) during the MEGAPOLI summer and winter campaigns
Christos Fountoukis, Athanasios G. Megaritis, Ksakousti Skyllakou, Panagiotis E. Charalampidis, Hugo A. C. Denier van der Gon, Monica Crippa, André S. H. Prévôt, Friederike Fachinger, Alfred Wiedensohler, Christodoulos Pilinis, and Spyros N. Pandis
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3727–3741,,, 2016
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23 Feb 2016
Volatility of organic aerosol and its components in the megacity of Paris
Andrea Paciga, Eleni Karnezi, Evangelia Kostenidou, Lea Hildebrandt, Magda Psichoudaki, Gabriella J. Engelhart, Byong-Hyoek Lee, Monica Crippa, André S. H. Prévôt, Urs Baltensperger, and Spyros N. Pandis
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2013–2023,,, 2016
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18 Dec 2015
Formation of secondary organic aerosol in the Paris pollution plume and its impact on surrounding regions
Q. J. Zhang, M. Beekmann, E. Freney, K. Sellegri, J. M. Pichon, A. Schwarzenboeck, A. Colomb, T. Bourrianne, V. Michoud, and A. Borbon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13973–13992,,, 2015
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14 Dec 2015
Variability of air ion concentrations in urban Paris
V. N. Dos Santos, E. Herrmann, H. E. Manninen, T. Hussein, J. Hakala, T. Nieminen, P. P. Aalto, M. Merkel, A. Wiedensohler, M. Kulmala, T. Petäjä, and K. Hämeri
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13717–13737,,, 2015
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15 Sep 2015
In situ formation and spatial variability of particle number concentration in a European megacity
M. Pikridas, J. Sciare, F. Freutel, S. Crumeyrolle, S.-L. von der Weiden-Reinmüller, A. Borbon, A. Schwarzenboeck, M. Merkel, M. Crippa, E. Kostenidou, M. Psichoudaki, L. Hildebrandt, G. J. Engelhart, T. Petäjä, A. S. H. Prévôt, F. Drewnick, U. Baltensperger, A. Wiedensohler, M. Kulmala, M. Beekmann, and S. N. Pandis
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10219–10237,,, 2015
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18 Aug 2016
Assessing the ammonium nitrate formation regime in the Paris megacity and its representation in the CHIMERE model
Hervé Petetin, Jean Sciare, Michael Bressi, Valérie Gros, Amandine Rosso, Olivier Sanchez, Roland Sarda-Estève, Jean-Eudes Petit, and Matthias Beekmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10419–10440,,, 2016
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01 Sep 2015
Evaluating BC and NOx emission inventories for the Paris region from MEGAPOLI aircraft measurements
H. Petetin, M. Beekmann, A. Colomb, H. A. C. Denier van der Gon, J.-C. Dupont, C. Honoré, V. Michoud, Y. Morille, O. Perrussel, A. Schwarzenboeck, J. Sciare, A. Wiedensohler, and Q. J. Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9799–9818,,, 2015
27 Aug 2015
In situ, satellite measurement and model evidence on the dominant regional contribution to fine particulate matter levels in the Paris megacity
M. Beekmann, A. S. H. Prévôt, F. Drewnick, J. Sciare, S. N. Pandis, H. A. C. Denier van der Gon, M. Crippa, F. Freutel, L. Poulain, V. Ghersi, E. Rodriguez, S. Beirle, P. Zotter, S.-L. von der Weiden-Reinmüller, M. Bressi, C. Fountoukis, H. Petetin, S. Szidat, J. Schneider, A. Rosso, I. El Haddad, A. Megaritis, Q. J. Zhang, V. Michoud, J. G. Slowik, S. Moukhtar, P. Kolmonen, A. Stohl, S. Eckhardt, A. Borbon, V. Gros, N. Marchand, J. L. Jaffrezo, A. Schwarzenboeck, A. Colomb, A. Wiedensohler, S. Borrmann, M. Lawrence, A. Baklanov, and U. Baltensperger
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9577–9591,,, 2015
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08 Dec 2014
Megacity emission plume characteristics in summer and winter investigated by mobile aerosol and trace gas measurements: the Paris metropolitan area
S.-L. von der Weiden-Reinmüller, F. Drewnick, Q. J. Zhang, F. Freutel, M. Beekmann, and S. Borrmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12931–12950,,, 2014
01 Oct 2014
Volatile and intermediate volatility organic compounds in suburban Paris: variability, origin and importance for SOA formation
W. Ait-Helal, A. Borbon, S. Sauvage, J. A. de Gouw, A. Colomb, V. Gros, F. Freutel, M. Crippa, C. Afif, U. Baltensperger, M. Beekmann, J.-F. Doussin, R. Durand-Jolibois, I. Fronval, N. Grand, T. Leonardis, M. Lopez, V. Michoud, K. Miet, S. Perrier, A. S. H. Prévôt, J. Schneider, G. Siour, P. Zapf, and N. Locoge
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10439–10464,,, 2014
25 Jun 2014
Single particle diversity and mixing state measurements
R. M. Healy, N. Riemer, J. C. Wenger, M. Murphy, M. West, L. Poulain, A. Wiedensohler, I. P. O'Connor, E. McGillicuddy, J. R. Sodeau, and G. J. Evans
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 6289–6299,,, 2014
08 Apr 2014
Modelling and assimilation of lidar signals over Greater Paris during the MEGAPOLI summer campaign
Y. Wang, K. N. Sartelet, M. Bocquet, and P. Chazette
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 3511–3532,,, 2014
19 Mar 2014
Study of the unknown HONO daytime source at a European suburban site during the MEGAPOLI summer and winter field campaigns
V. Michoud, A. Colomb, A. Borbon, K. Miet, M. Beekmann, M. Camredon, B. Aumont, S. Perrier, P. Zapf, G. Siour, W. Ait-Helal, C. Afif, A. Kukui, M. Furger, J. C. Dupont, M. Haeffelin, and J. F. Doussin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2805–2822,,, 2014
06 Mar 2014
Contributions of local and regional sources to fine PM in the megacity of Paris
K. Skyllakou, B. N. Murphy, A. G. Megaritis, C. Fountoukis, and S. N. Pandis
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2343–2352,,, 2014
06 Feb 2014
Characterizing the impact of urban emissions on regional aerosol particles: airborne measurements during the MEGAPOLI experiment
E. J. Freney, K. Sellegri, F. Canonaco, A. Colomb, A. Borbon, V. Michoud, J.-F. Doussin, S. Crumeyrolle, N. Amarouche, J.-M. Pichon, T. Bourianne, L. Gomes, A. S. H. Prevot, M. Beekmann, and A. Schwarzenböeck
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1397–1412,,, 2014
22 Jan 2014
Hygroscopic properties of the Paris urban aerosol in relation to its chemical composition
K. A. Kamilli, L. Poulain, A. Held, A. Nowak, W. Birmili, and A. Wiedensohler
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 737–749,,, 2014
26 Sep 2013
Quantitative determination of carbonaceous particle mixing state in Paris using single-particle mass spectrometer and aerosol mass spectrometer measurements
R. M. Healy, J. Sciare, L. Poulain, M. Crippa, A. Wiedensohler, A. S. H. Prévôt, U. Baltensperger, R. Sarda-Estève, M. L. McGuire, C.-H. Jeong, E. McGillicuddy, I. P. O'Connor, J. R. Sodeau, G. J. Evans, and J. C. Wenger
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 9479–9496,,, 2013
26 Aug 2013
Primary and secondary organic aerosol origin by combined gas-particle phase source apportionment
M. Crippa, F. Canonaco, J. G. Slowik, I. El Haddad, P. F. DeCarlo, C. Mohr, M. F. Heringa, R. Chirico, N. Marchand, B. Temime-Roussel, E. Abidi, L. Poulain, A. Wiedensohler, U. Baltensperger, and A. S. H. Prévôt
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 8411–8426,,, 2013
14 Aug 2013
A one-year comprehensive chemical characterisation of fine aerosol (PM2.5) at urban, suburban and rural background sites in the region of Paris (France)
M. Bressi, J. Sciare, V. Ghersi, N. Bonnaire, J. B. Nicolas, J.-E. Petit, S. Moukhtar, A. Rosso, N. Mihalopoulos, and A. Féron
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7825–7844,,, 2013
01 Aug 2013
CO, NOx and 13CO2 as tracers for fossil fuel CO2: results from a pilot study in Paris during winter 2010
M. Lopez, M. Schmidt, M. Delmotte, A. Colomb, V. Gros, C. Janssen, S. J. Lehman, D. Mondelain, O. Perrussel, M. Ramonet, I. Xueref-Remy, and P. Bousquet
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7343–7358,,, 2013
08 Jul 2013
Hygroscopic mixing state of urban aerosol derived from size-resolved cloud condensation nuclei measurements during the MEGAPOLI campaign in Paris
Z. Jurányi, T. Tritscher, M. Gysel, M. Laborde, L. Gomes, G. Roberts, U. Baltensperger, and E. Weingartner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 6431–6446,,, 2013
14 Jun 2013
Black carbon physical properties and mixing state in the European megacity Paris
M. Laborde, M. Crippa, T. Tritscher, Z. Jurányi, P. F. Decarlo, B. Temime-Roussel, N. Marchand, S. Eckhardt, A. Stohl, U. Baltensperger, A. S. H. Prévôt, E. Weingartner, and M. Gysel
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5831–5856,,, 2013
14 Jun 2013
Formation of organic aerosol in the Paris region during the MEGAPOLI summer campaign: evaluation of the volatility-basis-set approach within the CHIMERE model
Q. J. Zhang, M. Beekmann, F. Drewnick, F. Freutel, J. Schneider, M. Crippa, A. S. H. Prevot, U. Baltensperger, L. Poulain, A. Wiedensohler, J. Sciare, V. Gros, A. Borbon, A. Colomb, V. Michoud, J.-F. Doussin, H. A. C. Denier van der Gon, M. Haeffelin, J.-C. Dupont, G. Siour, H. Petetin, B. Bessagnet, S. N. Pandis, A. Hodzic, O. Sanchez, C. Honoré, and O. Perrussel
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5767–5790,,, 2013
23 Jan 2013
Wintertime aerosol chemical composition and source apportionment of the organic fraction in the metropolitan area of Paris
M. Crippa, P. F. DeCarlo, J. G. Slowik, C. Mohr, M. F. Heringa, R. Chirico, L. Poulain, F. Freutel, J. Sciare, J. Cozic, C. F. Di Marco, M. Elsasser, J. B. Nicolas, N. Marchand, E. Abidi, A. Wiedensohler, F. Drewnick, J. Schneider, S. Borrmann, E. Nemitz, R. Zimmermann, J.-L. Jaffrezo, A. S. H. Prévôt, and U. Baltensperger
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 961–981,,, 2013
23 Jan 2013
Aerosol particle measurements at three stationary sites in the megacity of Paris during summer 2009: meteorology and air mass origin dominate aerosol particle composition and size distribution
F. Freutel, J. Schneider, F. Drewnick, S.-L. von der Weiden-Reinmüller, M. Crippa, A. S. H. Prévôt, U. Baltensperger, L. Poulain, A. Wiedensohler, J. Sciare, R. Sarda-Estève, J. F. Burkhart, S. Eckhardt, A. Stohl, V. Gros, A. Colomb, V. Michoud, J. F. Doussin, A. Borbon, M. Haeffelin, Y. Morille, M. Beekmann, and S. Borrmann
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 933–959,,, 2013
23 Jan 2013
Modeling secondary organic aerosol in an urban area: application to Paris, France
F. Couvidat, Y. Kim, K. Sartelet, C. Seigneur, N. Marchand, and J. Sciare
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 983–996,,, 2013
17 Dec 2012
Radical budget analysis in a suburban European site during the MEGAPOLI summer field campaign
V. Michoud, A. Kukui, M. Camredon, A. Colomb, A. Borbon, K. Miet, B. Aumont, M. Beekmann, R. Durand-Jolibois, S. Perrier, P. Zapf, G. Siour, W. Ait-Helal, N. Locoge, S. Sauvage, C. Afif, V. Gros, M. Furger, G. Ancellet, and J. F. Doussin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11951–11974,,, 2012
22 Oct 2012
Total OH reactivity measurements in Paris during the 2010 MEGAPOLI winter campaign
C. Dolgorouky, V. Gros, R. Sarda-Esteve, V. Sinha, J. Williams, N. Marchand, S. Sauvage, L. Poulain, J. Sciare, and B. Bonsang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9593–9612,,, 2012
28 Sep 2012
Particle size distribution of nitrated and oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs and OPAHs) on traffic and suburban sites of a European megacity: Paris (France)
J. Ringuet, E. Leoz-Garziandia, H. Budzinski, E. Villenave, and A. Albinet
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 8877–8887,,, 2012
15 Feb 2012
Sources and mixing state of size-resolved elemental carbon particles in a European megacity: Paris
R. M. Healy, J. Sciare, L. Poulain, K. Kamili, M. Merkel, T. Müller, A. Wiedensohler, S. Eckhardt, A. Stohl, R. Sarda-Estève, E. McGillicuddy, I. P. O'Connor, J. R. Sodeau, and J. C. Wenger
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 1681–1700,,, 2012
28 Oct 2011
Comparison of lidar-derived PM10 with regional modeling and ground-based observations in the frame of MEGAPOLI experiment
P. Royer, P. Chazette, K. Sartelet, Q. J. Zhang, M. Beekmann, and J.-C. Raut
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10705–10726,,, 2011
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