A closure study on aerosol extinction in urban air in Hungary

Molnár, Ágnes and Párkányi, Dénes and Imre, Kornélia and Gácser, Vera and Czágler, Edit (2016) A closure study on aerosol extinction in urban air in Hungary. IDŐJÁRÁS / QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE HUNGARIAN METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE, 120 (2). pp. 163-181. ISSN 0324-6329


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In this study, we present our results from an investigation into the use of visibility data as a viable tool for the survey of long-term variations in air quality. We found that visibility data in general can be used to estimate atmospheric aerosol extinction coefficients, and that PM10 can be successfully estimated from aerosol chemical composition. Our results indicate that PM10 concentrations provide a good basis for the reconstruction of aerosol extinction coefficients. It was also shown that both derived (from visibility) and reconstructed aerosol extinction coefficients were in good accordance with each other, mainly in the case of dry aerosols. Ambient values can be determined if an adequate hygroscopic growth rate for aerosol extinction is considered. We also found that a rather precise estimation of extinction coefficient can be reached if a modified version of the widely used IMPROVE formula is applied.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Depositing User: Angelina Hofstedterné Jutasi
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 08:09
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2023 11:41

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