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A Methodology For Examining The Long-range Transport And The Source-receptor Relationships For Acidic Pollutants

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990381

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,005 kb

Author(s)

A. Charron, H. Plaisance, S. Sauvage, P. Coddeville, J. C. Galloo, R. Guillermo

Abstract

A receptor-oriented methodology was applied to study the source-receptor relationships for sulfur dioxide, particulate sulfate and non-sea salt sulfate collected at a background site in France. In this methodology, chemical data and air parcel backward trajectories were combined to produce concentration field maps of likely contributing sources. The sources were essentially identified outside France in known European regions of high emissions of SC^. The quantitative relationships between the computed concentration maps and the European emissions of SC^ are examined performing a correlation analysis. Satisfying correlations were foun

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