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Spatiotemporal Evaluation of PM10 Concentrations within the Greater Athens Area, Greece. Trends, Variability and Analysis of a 19 Years Data Series

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Lab of Air Pollution, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of West Attica, Petrou Ralli & Thivon 250, Egaleo, GR-12244 Athens, Greece
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Sector of Environment, Department of Industrial Design and Production Engineering, University of West Attica, Petrou Ralli & Thivon 250, GR-12244 Egaleo, GR-12244 Athens, Greece
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Received: 12 July 2020 / Revised: 27 September 2020 / Accepted: 2 October 2020 / Published: 6 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers in Environments in 2020)
This work investigates the spatiotemporal variation of suspended particles with aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 μm (PM10) during a nineteen years period. Mean daily PM10 concentrations between 2001 and 2018, from five monitoring stations within the greater Athens area (GAA) are used. The aim is to investigate the impact of the economic crisis and the actions taken by the Greek state over the past decade on the distribution of PM10 within the GAA. Seasonality, intraweek, intraday and spatial variations of the PM10 concentrations as well as trends of data, are statistically studied. The work may assist the formation of PM10 forecasting models of hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and annual horizon. Innovations are alternative ways of statistical treatment and the extended period of data, which, importantly, includes major economic and social events for the GAA. Significant decreasing trend in PM10 series concentrations at all examined stations were found. This may be due to economic and social reasons but also due to measures taken by the state so as to be harmonised with the European Directives concerning the protection of public health and the atmospheric environment of the European Union (EU) members. View Full-Text
Keywords: PM10 data series; statistical analysis; spatiotemporal evaluation; Athens; Greece PM10 data series; statistical analysis; spatiotemporal evaluation; Athens; Greece
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Moustris, K.P.; Petraki, E.; Ntourou, K.; Priniotakis, G.; Nikolopoulos, D. Spatiotemporal Evaluation of PM10 Concentrations within the Greater Athens Area, Greece. Trends, Variability and Analysis of a 19 Years Data Series. Environments 2020, 7, 85. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments7100085

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Moustris KP, Petraki E, Ntourou K, Priniotakis G, Nikolopoulos D. Spatiotemporal Evaluation of PM10 Concentrations within the Greater Athens Area, Greece. Trends, Variability and Analysis of a 19 Years Data Series. Environments. 2020; 7(10):85. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments7100085

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Moustris, Konstantinos P., Ermioni Petraki, Kleopatra Ntourou, Georgios Priniotakis, and Dimitrios Nikolopoulos. 2020. "Spatiotemporal Evaluation of PM10 Concentrations within the Greater Athens Area, Greece. Trends, Variability and Analysis of a 19 Years Data Series" Environments 7, no. 10: 85. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments7100085

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