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Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Urban Centers With Most Polluted Air: North East Of Barcelona And South East Of Madrid

ScienceDaily (Apr. 21, 2009) — During the summer, the southern region of the Mediterranean basin, where Spain is found, frequently experiences high levels of chemical pollutants in the air. Catalan researchers have studied the contribution of atmospheric processes during the hottest months of the year and have concluded that the areas leeward of Barcelona and Madrid have the poorest air quality levels.

To determine the most polluted areas of north east and central Spain in the summer, a team of researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) (UPC) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) has quantified with great precision the atmospheric processes that contribute to the concentration of pollutants.

"The worst air quality levels are observed in areas leeward of Barcelona and Madrid, due to the plume of urban contamination that affects the south-south-east region of Madrid and north-north-east of Barcelona", María Gonçalves, principal author of the study and researcher at BSC, explains to SINC.

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