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Intercomparison of DOAS and conventional analyzers in the measurement of atmospheric pollutants in an urban background monitoring site of Rome
Author(s): Ivo Allegrini; Antonio Febo; Claudia Giliberti; C. Perrino
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Paper Abstract

An advanced monitoring station, equipped with a combination of DOAS system and classic monitoring devices, was set up in the urban background of Rome. An intercomparison between DOAS and gas-chromatographic technique for the measurement of the concentration level of benzene and toluene in the urban area has ben carried out. At the same time, an intercomparison between the DOAS and data provided by the chemiluminescent conventional analyzer has been developed to test the capability of DOAS system as a monitoring tool for secondary pollutants. The comparison between the data collected by the DOAS system and the conventional analyzer, provides quality assurance and reliability for the monitoring network and allows to understand the sources of the differences in instrumental responses. The results show that DOAS can be conveniently used for urban pollution monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3107, Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Water, and Standardization of Remote Sensing Methods, (23 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274742
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Ivo Allegrini, CNR-Istituto Inquinamento Atmosferico (Italy)
Antonio Febo, CNR-Istituto Inquinamento Atmosferico (Italy)
Claudia Giliberti, CNR-Istituto Inquinamento Atmosferico (Italy)
C. Perrino, CNR-Istituto Inquinamento Atmosferico (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3107:
Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Water, and Standardization of Remote Sensing Methods
Giovanna Cecchi; Torsten Lamp; Rainer Reuter; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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