NABEL data are used by many scientists in a wide range of research projects. See the (incomplete) list of publications using NABEL data.
(If you are aware of peer-reviewed publications that are not in this list, please let us know)
Current projects of the NABEL group:
- Development of a measurement system for continuous ammonia measurement at sub-ppb level. This project is done in cooperation with Omnisens SA (see poster presented at the 8th Urban Air Quality Conference 2005 in Valencia, pdf).
- Long-term observation of real-world road traffic emission factors on a highway in Switzerland (pdf).
- Study on the bias of conventional NOx measurements (see poster presented at the EGU Conference 2005 in Vienna, pdf). In cooperation with the Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry at PSI.
- Development of an statistical algorithm for estimation of baseline concentrations of atmospheric trace gases at background monitoring sites (in cooperation with A. Ruckstuhl, Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design IDP at ZHW).
- Estimation of PM10 trends in Switzerland (1990-2004, pdf). This project is conceptually similar to the work on tropospheric ozone trends by Ordonez et al. (Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 1187-1203, 2005) and is performed in cooperation with the Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry at PSI).
- Continuous measurements of hydrogen for estimation of anthropogenic sources (Poster presented at the EGU Conference 2005 in Vienna, pdf).
- Estimation of the contribution of Saharan dust to total suspended particulate matter at the high alpine site Jungfraujoch. See paper by Collaud et al., Atmos. Chem. Phys., 4, 2465-2480, 2004. This project was performed in collaboration with MeteoSwiss and the Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry at PSI.
- Uncovering the dependence of air pollutant concentrations on wind direction by nonparametric regression (pdf, project performed in cooperation with A. Ruckstuhl, Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design IDP at ZHW).
- Chemical characterisation and source apportionment of PM10 and PM2.5 at urban, near-city and rural sites in Switzerland. This project was a part of the National Research Programme NRP41 – Transport and Environment.
An extended project summary is available here (e/d/f). Chemical properties of PM10 and PM2.5 as investigated within this project are described in detail by Hueglin et al. (Atmos. Environ., 39, 637-651, 2005).