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Spatial Distribution of Gaseous And Particulate Matter Emissions in Greece


The quantification of air pollutant emissions to theatmosphere, from anthropogenic and natural sources, in Greece is the main focus of the current work. Emissions are spatially and temporally disaggregated in a high resolution grid based on a methodology given in Atmospheric Emissions Inventory Guidebook, CORINAIR. The anthropogenic emissions are equal to those given by UNECE through the EMEP program and an estimation of their spatial distribution in a 5 × 5 km2 grid is performed. Furthermore, natural emissions are calculated using the bottom-up approach and are distributed to the 5 × 5 km2 grid. The methodology used for the estimation of the spatial and temporal distribution of the emissions is presented as well as the contribution of each individual source in the distribution of gaseous and particulate matter emissions in Greece. Energy production, agriculture and road transport have been recognized as the activities in Greece mainly contributing to the anthropogenic emissions. Other important sources include biogenic VOC and resuspended dust.

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Aleksandropoulou, V., Lazaridis, M. Spatial Distribution of Gaseous And Particulate Matter Emissions in Greece. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 153, 15–34 (2004).

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