Reporting on natural events in the EU Member States under Directive 2008/50/EC: years 2008-2009 ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2011/17

08 Mar 2012

Abstract
Based on the questionnaires reported by Member States to the Commission for 2008 and 2009, the reporting on natural events under Directive 2008/50/EC was analysed. The contribution of four main natural causes to daily and annual PM10 levels and to the exceedances of limit values was evaluated: African dust, sea salt aerosols, volcanic dust, and wild-land fires.

Prepared by: ETC/ACM Consortium members Mar Viana1, Jorge Pey1, Frank de Leeuw2, Xavier Querol1, Andrés Alastuey1, Manuel dall’Osto1, Teresa Moreno1
1IDAEA-CSIC, Barcenola, ES; 2RIVM, Bilthoven, NL.

Published by: ETC/ACM, March 2012, 76 pp.

The EEA Technical report No 10/2012 has been based on this paper.