On the contribution of motor vehicles to the athenian "Nephos": An application of factor signatures

Georgia Valaoras, James J. Huntzicker, Warren H. White

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Abstract

Suspended particles were sampled at several sites in Athens during the summer of 1982 and the winter of 1982-1983. This paper examines the trace element and carbon composition of the Athens aerosol. Chemical element balances indicate that motor vehicle exhaust was a major contributor to fine particle mass concentrations. Statistical analyses of the ambient measurements indicate that the emissions of elemental and organic carbon by local vehicles were relatively high. The observed effects of an experiment in which stringent restrictions were placed on vehicle use were somewhat ambiguous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-971
Number of pages7
JournalAtmospheric Environment (1967)
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

Keywords

  • Athens
  • aerosol
  • carbon
  • circulation controls
  • factor analysis
  • motor vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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