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The number concentration and number size distributions of ultrafine particles were measured with a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) at a roadside in early autumn and winter, and the results are discussed with regard to the contribution of traffic activity and meteorological conditions. The number concentration of the <50 nm fraction increased in the(More)
To understand the influence of trans-boundary air pollution on the air quality of Fukuoka, the mass concentration and chemical composition of fine particulate matter (PM) were observed at urban (Fukuoka) and rural (Fukue Island) sites in the northern Kyushu area in Japan. Chemical composition was measured using an aerosol mass spectrometer. Organic aerosol(More)
The impact of manufacturing transfer in Jiangsu province, China, on the spatial-temporal variations of SO 2 emissions is investigated using estimated sector-specific SO 2 emissions, and emissions in the different transfer-in and transfer-out regions were quantified during 2000–2011. Our results show that SO 2 emissions had undergone three phases: an(More)
The surface area of ambient aerosols can be considered as an index of toxicity because an increased surface area may be able to act as a catalyst for specific reactions between particles and cells, as well as a carrier for co-pollutants, such as gases and chemicals. The aerosol surface area concentration was measured together with black carbon (BC) and(More)
Data from the annual, seasonal, and hourly behavior of the criteria air pollutants CO, NO 2 , SO 2 , O 3 , and PM 10 in three Mexican metropolitan areas (the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA), Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (GMA), and Monterrey Metropolitan Area (MMA)) over the period 2000–2011 were analyzed; and compliance with Mexican air quality(More)
We investigated commuter exposure to volatile organic compounds in the metropolitan area of Mexico City in 2011 in private car, microbus, bus, metro, metrobus, and trolley bus. A similar survey was conducted in 2002 before initiation of the ProAire2002-2010 program aimed at reducing air pollution. Formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene,(More)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in ACP if available. Abstract Ambient samples of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured between 2000 and 2007 in south-o-xylene). These time series were(More)
Ozone concentrations have been increasing in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (GMA) in Mexico. To help devise efficient mitigation measures, we investigated the ozone formation regime by a chemical transport model (CTM) system WRF-CMAQ. The CTM system was validated by field measurement data of ground-level volatile organic compounds (VOC) and vertical(More)
Fog is a meteorological/environmental phenomenon which happens across the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) and leads to significant social and economic problems, especially posing significant threats to public health and causing disruptions in air and road traffic. Meteorological stations in Pakistan provide limited information regarding fog episodes as these(More)
The Japan Oceanographic Data Center has been submitting oceanographic data to the World Data Center)for oceanography through the framework of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange committee sponsored by the UNESCO/IOC. In the World Ocean Database 2009 which is the compiled database of WDC for oceanography, the Japanese contribution(More)
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