Title: Dynamics of Fine Particles and Photo-oxidants in the Eastern Mediterranean (SUB-AERO)
Authors: LAZARIDIS MihalisELEFTHERIADIS KostasSMOLIK JiriCOLBECK IanKALLOS G.DROSSINOS IOANNISZDIMAL VladimirVECERA ZbynekMIHALOPOULOS NikosMIKUSKA PashaBRYANT ChristinaHOUSIADAS ChristosSPYRIDAKI AnastasiaASTITHA MarinaHAVRANEK V.
Citation: ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT vol. 40 no. 32 p. 6214-6228
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC31874
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC31874
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: As part of the European project SUB-AERO, comprehensive aerosol and gaseous pollutant measurement campaigns were performed at the Finokalia station (July 2000 and January 2001) on the island of Crete (Greece) in combination with boat measurements in the eastern part of the Mediterranean area. The measurements were performed with the participation of nine European research institutions. The objective of the measurement campaigns was to evaluate and assess the spatial and temporal variability of photochemical pollutants and fine particles. The current overview paper presents the framework and main results of the measurements and modelling studies performed during the project. Extensive measurements of gaseous and atmospheric-aerosol physical, chemical and optical characteristics were performed during the measurement campaigns in conjunction with detailed chemical analyses of the aerosol species. Along with the experimental work mesoscale modelling, using a combination of the UAM-AERO air quality model together with the RAMS prognostic meteorological model, was used to reveal the dynamics of particulate matter and photo-oxidants. Furthermore, regional chemistry transport models were applied to determine the background and initial conditions for the mesoscale modelling. r 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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