Exploratory cross-sectional investigations on ambient submicrometer particles in Salzburg, Austria

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Author(s)

  • L. Morawska
  • S. Thomas
  • W. Hofmann
  • Z. Ristovski
  • M. Jamriska
  • And 2 others
  • T. Rettenmoser
  • S. Kagerer

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3529-3533
Journal / PublicationAtmospheric Environment
Volume38
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Pilot cross-sectional investigations of ambient submicrometer particles were conducted in five locations in the region of Salzburg, Austria. In conclusion, particle size distributions in the urban roadside environment of Salzburg are characterised by three peaks at approximately 0.04, 0.07 and 0.16μm, the relative height of which varying for different days. Particle concentrations at the sampling sites located in the vicinity of traffic routes are up to 39×104particlescm-3 and are on average an order of magnitude higher than at the suburban location isolated from an immediate impact of traffic. The mountainous non-roadside sites' particle size distributions are different to those in the urban environment and are characterised by broader peaks shifted towards larger diameters. These sites have particle concentrations lower than Salzburg background. Traffic emissions did not affect airborne concentrations of other monitored pollutants to the same effect as particle number concentrations. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Alpine airborne pollution, Particle size distribution, Submicrometer airborne particles, Vehicle emissions

Citation Format(s)

Exploratory cross-sectional investigations on ambient submicrometer particles in Salzburg, Austria. / Morawska, L.; Thomas, S.; Hofmann, W.; Ristovski, Z.; Jamriska, M.; Rettenmoser, T.; Kagerer, S.

In: Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 38, No. 21, 07.2004, p. 3529-3533.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review