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Air quality in Sandefjord, Norway. November 2021 – August 2023.

Salamalikis, Vasileios; Castell, Núria Balaguer

Publication details

Series: NILU rapport 1/2024

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2024

ISBN: 978-82-425-3145-2

Arkiv: hdl.handle.net/11250/3123502

This report examines the air quality patterns in terms of particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) in Sandefjord, Norway. PM2.5 was monitored through five low-cost sensors in hourly resolution from November 2021 to August 2023. The sensors’ reliability is high, with consistent PM2.5 measurements and similar variation over time. Occasional extreme PM2.5 was attributed to local contributions with higher values observed during cold months, or specific long-range transport events. Overall, Sandefjord maintained good air quality for most of the measurement period with daily PM2.5 levels below the air quality criteria. Residential heating activities (wood burning) is the most significant local source, being more pronounced during winter.