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During November 1990, when the meteorological conditions were expected to be favourable for an accumulation of pollutants released from traffic and from domestic heating, surveys were performed by a specially equipped mobile unit in different quarters of the Greater Madrid area in order to obtain a detailed view of pollutant distribution. Ground-level concentrations of SO(2), NO, NO(x), NO(2), CO and TSP, and vertical burdens of SO(2) and NO(2) were measured. Detailed maps of pollution distribution at 50 m resolution are given for different quarters of the city. While SO(2) is distributed more or less uniformly in the city, other pollutants may reach high levels, particularly in relation to traffic density. Recreation and residential areas outside the city are shown to be polluted by the urban area. Information concerning better locations for monitoring stations within the network was collected.

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Authors: SANDRONI S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Simposio para la Presentación de los Trabajos de Convalidación de la Red Automatica para la CEE, Madrid (ES), Oct. 24-25, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36417 ORA
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