Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Development and technical paper
04 Feb 2016
Development and technical paper |  | 04 Feb 2016

Modelling the dispersion of particle numbers in five European cities

J. Kukkonen, M. Karl, M. P. Keuken, H. A. C. Denier van der Gon, B. R. Denby, V. Singh, J. Douros, A. Manders, Z. Samaras, N. Moussiopoulos, S. Jonkers, M. Aarnio, A. Karppinen, L. Kangas, S. Lützenkirchen, T. Petäjä, I. Vouitsis, and R. S. Sokhi


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jan 2016) by Jason Williams
AR by Jaakko Kukkonen on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
For analyzing the health effects of particulate matter, it is necessary to consider not only the mass of particles, but also their sizes and composition. A simple measure for the former is the number concentration of particles. We present particle number concentrations in five major European cities, namely Helsinki, Oslo, London, Rotterdam, and Athens, in 2008, based mainly on modelling. The concentrations of PN were mostly influenced by the emissions from local vehicular traffic.