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Comparing measurement date on impurities in the air important

Comparing measurement date on impurities in the air important

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has studied the concentration of volatile organic compounds in the air together with a Swiss research group and the University of Helsinki. In the study, a comparison was carried out between the concentration results from four different instruments. The study revealed that there are still significant uncertainties in measuring methanol.

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Heidi Hellén, tel. +358 50 524 2529, heidi.hellen@fmi.fi

Kajos M.K., Rantala P., Hill M., Hellén H., Aalto J., Patokoski J., Taipale R., Hoerger C.C., Reimann S., Ruuskanen T.M., Rinne J. and Petäjä T., 2015. Ambient measurements of aromatic and oxidized VOCs by PTR-MS and GC-MS: intercomparison between four instruments in a boreal forest in Finland. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4453-4473.


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