Working Group 1

Deliverable 1.1. Guidelines for real-time chemical characterization of fine atmospheric aerosols (standard operating procedure) and ACSM calibration, as output of the intercomparison exercises and experience gained during the course of the Action. Document released May2021.
Deliverable 1.2. Guidelines for comparison of ACSM data with external data, such as Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS), on-line instrumentation for inorganic ion concentrations measurements, or off-line chemical composition data. These guidelines may include specific procedures to be directly implemented into the software used for ACSM measurements. Document released Dec2019.

Working Group 2

Deliverable 2.1. Guidelines for organic aerosol source apportionment.
Deliverable 2.2. Publication of best practices for source apportionment of organic aerosols based on mass spectra datasets in a peer-reviewed journal like Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Working Group 3

Deliverable 3.1. Standard operating procedures and good practices guidelines for black carbon instrumentation. Published as scientific papers:

  • Cuesta-Mosquera, A., Močnik, G., Drinovec, L., Müller, T., Pfeifer, S., Minguillón, M. C., Briel, B., Buckley, P., Dudoitis, V., Fernández-García, J., Fernández-Amado, M., Ferreira De Brito, J., Riffault, V., Flentje, H., Heffernan, E., Kalivitis, N., Kalogridis, A.-C., Keernik, H., Marmureanu, L., Luoma, K., Marinoni, A., Pikridas, M., Schauer, G., Serfozo, N., Servomaa, H., Titos, G., Yus-Díez, J., Zioła, N., and Wiedensohler, A.: Intercomparison and characterization of 23 Aethalometers under laboratory and ambient air conditions: procedures and unit-to-unit variabilities, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3195–3216,, 2021.
  • Yus-Díez, J., Bernardoni, V., Močnik, G., Alastuey, A., Ciniglia, D., Ivančič, M., Querol, X., Perez, N., Reche, C., Rigler, M., Vecchi, R., Valentini, S., and Pandolfi, M.: Determination of the multiple-scattering correction factor and its cross-sensitivity to scattering and wavelength dependence for different AE33 Aethalometer filter tapes: A multi-instrumental approach, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2021.
  • Bernardoni, V., Ferrero, L., Bolzacchini, E., Forello, A. C., Gregorič, A., Massabò, D., Močnik, G., Prati, P., Rigler, M., Santagostini, L., Soldan, F., Valentini, S., Valli, G., and Vecchi, R.: Determination of Aethalometer multiple-scattering enhancement parameters and impact on source apportionment during the winter 2017/18 EMEP/ACTRIS/COLOSSAL campaign in Milan, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2919–2940,, 2021.

Deliverable 3.2. Course materials and tools – black carbon source apportionment. Find them here.
Deliverable 3.3. Development of methods for combined black carbon and organic aerosol source apportionment.

Working Group 4

Deliverable 4.1. Scientific publications (tentatively 3) in peer-reviewed journals on the composition of the European fine particulate matter, the European black and brown carbon and the source apportionment of the European carbonaceous fine particulate matter.

Several scientific papers have been published or are in progress:

  • Bressi, M, Cavalli, F, Putaud, J.P, Fröhlich, R, Petit, J.-E, Aas, W, Äijälä, M, Alastuey, A, Allan, J.D, Aurela, M, Berico, M, Bougiatioti, A, Bukowiecki, N, Canonaco, F, Crenn, V, Dusanter, S, Ehn, M, Elsasser, M, Flentje, H, Graf, P, Green, D.C, Heikkinen, L., Hermann, H, Holzinger, R, Hueglin, C, Keernik, H, Kiendler-Scharr, A, Kubelová, L, Lunder, C, Maasikmets, M, Makeš, O, Malaguti, A, Mihalopoulos, N, Nicolas, J.B, O’Dowd, C, Ovadnevaite, J, Petralia, E, Poulain, L, Priestman, M, Riffault, V, Ripoll, A, Schlag, P, Schwarz, J, Sciare, J, Slowik, J, Sosedova, Y, Stavroulas, I, Teinemaa, E, Via, M, Vodička, P, Williams, P.I, Wiedensohler, A, Young, D.E, Zhang, S, Favez, O, Minguillón, M.C, Prévôt, A.S.H., 2021. A European aerosol phenomenology – 7: high-time resolution chemical characteristics of submicron particulate matter across Europe Atmospheric Environment: X, 10. 100108.
  • Chen et al., 2021, in preparation.
  • Platt et al., 2021, in preparation.

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