TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF ATMOSPHERIC PARTICLE NUMBER SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS ACROSS SPAIN
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AuthorAlonso Blanco, E.; Gómez Moreno, F.J.; Artíñano, B.; Iglesias Samitier, S.; Juncal, V.; Piñeiro, M.; López Mahía, P.; Pérez, N.; Brines, M.; Alastuey, A.; García, M.I.; Rodríguez González, S.; Sorribas, M.; Águila, A.; Titos, G.; Lyamani, H.; Alados Arboledas, Lucas
Spatio-temporal variabilityMeteorology and ultrafine particles
SponsorshipThis work has been financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (CGL2011-15008-E, CGL2010-1777, CGL2011-27020, CGL2014-52877-R, CGL2010-11095-E, CGL2012-39623-C02-01, CGL2014-55230-R & PI15/00515
This study synthesizes for the first time results from simultaneous aerosol measurements performed at seven diverse locations distributed all over the Spanish geography. The observations were carried out during two field campaigns in 2012–2013, one-month each and during different seasons. These field campaigns were performed in the framework of the Spanish Network of DMAs (REDMAAS) activities. Measurement sites were grouped as polluted sites (urban background) and clean sites (rural background and high-altitude sites). Seasonal differences were more important at polluted sites, mainly related to meteorology and aerosol sources. Higher total particle concentrations were found during the cold period, driven mainly by Aitken-mode particles (traffic-related aerosol particles).