Identification of PM10 air pollution origins at a rural background site

Magdalena Marta Reizer , J. A. G. Orza


Trajectory cluster analysis and concentration weighted trajectory (CWT) approach have been applied to investigate the origins of PM10 air pollution recorded at a rural background site in North-eastern Poland (Diabla Góra). Air mass back-trajectories used in this study have been computed with the Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model for a 10-year period of 2006–2015. A cluster analysis grouped back-trajectories into 7 clusters. Most of the trajectories correspond to fast and moderately moving westerly and northerly flows (45% and 25% of the cases, respectively). However, significantly higher PM10 concentrations were observed for slow moving easterly (11%) and southerly (20%) air masses. The CWT analysis shows that high PM10 levels are observed at Diabla Góra site when air masses are originated and passed over the heavily industrialized areas in Central-Eastern Europe located to the south and south-east of the site.
Author Magdalena Marta Reizer (FEE / CEP)
Magdalena Marta Reizer,,
- Chair of Environmental Protection
, J. A. G. Orza
J. A. G. Orza,,
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Czaplicka M., al. Et (eds.): 10th Scientific Conference Air Protection in Theory and Practice 2017, E3S Web of Conferences, 2018, EDP Sciences , ISBN 9781510855700, 329 p.
Keywords in EnglishPM10, air pollution
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 11-03-2019, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConf
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 11-03-2019, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConf
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