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title Air quality plan for ozone: an urgent need for North Portugal
authors Borrego, C; Monteiro, A; Martins, H; Ferreira, J; Fernandes, AP; Rafael, S; Miranda, AI; Guevara, M; Baldasano, JM
author full name Borrego, C.; Monteiro, A.; Martins, H.; Ferreira, J.; Fernandes, A. P.; Rafael, S.; Miranda, A. I.; Guevara, M.; Baldasano, J. M.
title Air quality plan for ozone: an urgent need for North Portugal
nationality internacional
language English
document type Article
author keywords Ozone; Numerical modelling; Source apportionment; Air quality plans; Mitigation measures
abstract Each summer period, ozone concentrations surpass the legislation limits in the north of Portugal, more precisely at the Douro Norte monitoring station. To solve/mitigate this air pollution problem, and respond to the EU requirements, air quality plans were studied and designed. An air quality numerical modelling system was applied, with a source apportionment technique (to the most relevant ozone episodes) to identify the major source regions and the main activity sectors responsible for the ozone values at this site. Modelling results pointed out that the background values contribute with more than 50 % to the ozone concentration measured, followed by transport and residential sectors-the main anthropogenic activities. More regional and transboundary strategies are needed to reduce the background concentrations, besides local actions on road transport and residential combustion at urban regions (e.g., the Porto area).
author address [Borrego, C.; Monteiro, A.; Martins, H.; Ferreira, J.; Fernandes, A. P.; Rafael, S.; Miranda, A. I.] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, Dept Environm & Planning, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Guevara, M.; Baldasano, J. M.] BSC CNS, Dept Earth Sci, Jordi Girona 29,Edificio Nexus 2, Barcelona 08034, Spain; [Baldasano, J. M.] Tech Univ Catalonia, Environm Modelling Lab, Barcelona, Spain
reprint address Monteiro, A (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, CESAM, Dept Environm & Planning, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
e-mail address alexandra.monteiro@ua.pt
funding agency and grant number Commission for Coordination and Development of North Region (CCDR-N); Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT) [SFRH/BD/86307/2012, SFRH/BPD/63796/2009, SFRH/BPD/40620/2007, SFRH/BPD/6874/2009]; FEDER through the COMPETE Programme; FCT-Science and Technology Portuguese Foundation [PEst-C/MAR/LA0017/2013, PTDC/AAG-MAA/4077/2012]
funding text The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Commission for Coordination and Development of North Region (CCDR-N) and also Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT) for the PhD grants of A. Fernandes (SFRH/BD/86307/2012) and the postdoctoral grants of A. Monteiro (SFRH/BPD/63796/2009), J. Ferreira (SFRH/BPD/40620/2007) and H. Martins (SFRH/BPD/6874/2009). The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of FEDER through the COMPETE Programme and the national funds from FCT-Science and Technology Portuguese Foundation-within project PEst-C/MAR/LA0017/2013 for the MAPLIA Project (PTDC/AAG-MAA/4077/2012)
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cited reference count 34
times cited 2
total times cited count (wos, bci, and cscd) 2
publisher city CHAM
publisher address GEWERBESTRASSE 11, CHAM, CH-6330, SWITZERLAND
issn 1873-9318
29-character source abbreviation AIR QUAL ATMOS HLTH
iso source abbreviation Air Qual. Atmos. Health
publication date JUL
year published 2016
volume 9
issue 5
beginning page 447
ending page 460
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1007/s11869-015-0352-5
page count 14
web of science category Environmental Sciences
subject category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
document delivery number DP6AP
unique article identifier WOS:000378579600001