Aerosols without borders: Investigating long-range aerosol transport in Scotland

To gain insight into the effects of particulate matter on health and the environment, we need long-term measurements that can detect the quantity and chemical composition of suspended particles at high temporal resolution. In the south-east of Scotland, these kinds of measurements are being taken as part of «EMEP», a program that focuses on the measurement and evaluation of the long-range, transboundary transmission of air-polluting substances in Europe. The program serves to regularly equip European governments with the scientific knowledge required to reduce air pollution and mitigate its effects.