WIT Press

Ozone Measurements In Northern Italy And In Canton Ticino, Switzerland

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990551

Volume

37

Pages

8

Published

1999

Size

654 kb

Author(s)

U. Facchini, M. Milesi, L. Sesana, R.A. Bernasconi, and A. Mussoni

Abstract

The Po Plain, with the urban area of the town of Milan, a population of two millions inhabitants and characterised by an intense motor-vehicle traffic and by the presence of numerous industrial settlements, is a quite defined source of primary pollutants (such as CO, NO, VOC). In occasion of turbulence driven by the thermal convection typical of daylight hours, the pollutants mixture is diffused up to higher altitudes and then transported northwards, in the region of the lakes and preAlps, by local wind regimes of the Po Plain. Our Institute, together with operative groups belonging to local Institutions, joined the intensive measurements campaign performed in Lombardy (Ita

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