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Abstract

In the Greater Athens Area, summertime sea-breeze regimes are frequently associated with severe photo-smog episodes. A study has been conducted study of one of these photo-smog episodes (September 14th, 1997, MEDCAPHOT campaign) in order to identify better and understand the non-linear processes giving rise to high ozone concentrations, so as to help regulatory actions for the abatement strategy. Several different emissions scenarios are analysed. The most important emission sources are found to be in the Athens basin and the re-circulation of pollutants during several days with a sea-breeze regime is shown to increase the photo-smog formation.

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Authors: GROSSI P, JRC Ispra (IT);THUNIS P, JRC Ispra (IT);MARTILLI A, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Laboratoire de Pollution Atmospherique et du Sols (CH);CLAPPIER A, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Laboratoire de Pollution Atmospherique et du Sols (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Applied Meteorology
Record Number: 199810588 / Last updated on: 1998-05-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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