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Atmospheric measurements were performed at Tenerife (55 m a sl ) in June-July 1997 Submicron aerosol particles were collected for analyses of mineral dust, ionic and carbonaceous species. Particle size distributions were measured with a differential mobility particle sizer (DMPS). The agreement between the aerosol volume calculated from the chemical composition and the DMPS measurements is excellent. (NH4)×(SO4) y accounts for 70% of the aerosol mass during pollution outbreaks. The contribution of NH4NO3 is always negligible. The relative contribution of organic species is higher in background (25%) than in polluted (9%) conditions. Sea-salt contributes up to 17% to the aerosol mass in background conditions.

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Authors: PUTAUD J-P, Environment Institute, Ispra (IT);VAN DINGENEN R, Environment Institute, Ispra (IT);MANGONI M, Environment Institute, Ispra (IT);VIRKKULA A, Environment Institute, Ispra (IT);RAES F, Environment Institute, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 5th International Aerosol Conference, Edinburgh (GB), September 12-19th, 1998
Availability: Available from DG XIII as Paper EN 41680 ORA
Record Number: 199910305 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en