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Ana Carolina Amarillo

Ana Carolina Amarillo
Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal (IMBIV) · Área de Contaminación y Monitoreo

PhD in Biological Sciences

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Introduction
Research projects in course: -Modeling air pollutants associated with climate change in central Argentina. Mitigation proposals -Ground-based fine particulate matter sampling to characterize aerosol small-scale spatial variability in concentration and carbonaceous composition, and correlations with satellite and meteorological data in Córdoba, Argentina - Land use regression models to estimate spatial variation in PM2.5 concentration and composition in Córdoba, Argentina

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Publications (12)
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Total Suspended Particle (TSP) samples (n=110) were collected daily from two sites located in the vicinity of a large industrial complex dedicated to cement manufacturing in Córdoba province, Argentina. The levels of 14 out of the 16 target Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined. The results obtained show the contribution of this i...
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Land-use regression models and remote sensing data have been widely employed to forecast atmospheric aerosol levels. Recently, these methodologies have been combined to predict the influence of this pollutant on human health. However, traditional land-use regression models do not often consider the complex interactions between predictors, and most...
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The carbonaceous chemical composition and mass concentration of particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5), were analyzed, as well as their relationship with satellite data and meteorological variables. PM2.5 ground samples were collected at nine sampling sites with different land use in the metropolitan area of Córdoba city, d...
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Extreme environmental events, such as forest fires, are a major emission source of aerosols into the atmosphere. Thus, to investigate the contribution of local forest fires to urban particulate matter, we selected several forest fire indicators, such as number of heat sources, fire events, and burnt area, and collected particles smaller than 2.5 µm...
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Particle matter (PM) and its associated compounds are a serious problem for urban air quality and a threat to human health. In the present study, we assessed the intraurban variation of PM, and characterized the human health risk associated to the inhalation of particles measured on PM filters, considering different land use areas in the urban area...
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Concentration of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is one of the most important environmental parameters to estimate health impacts attributable to air pollution. Despite the fact there are many studies regarding PM2.5 effects on human health, most of them were performed under conditions that do not simulate the natural particles interaction with the...
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The composition and concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) adsorbed on particles smaller than 10 microns (PM10) were analyzed in an urban area during a 2-year period from August 2011 to August 2013. Diagnostic ratios (DR) and positive matrix factorization (PMF) were employed to assess emission sources. To discount weather influenc...
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Recently, spectral characteristics of lichens are in focus because of increasing number of applications of spectral data in remote sensing of treeless polar and alpine regions. Therefore, species-specific spectral reflectance indices are measured in lichen species dominating polar ecosystems. Apart of hydration status of a lichen thallus, presence...
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SUMMARY Airborne particulate matter is a criteria pollutant associated with increases in mortality and morbidity from respiratory and cardiovascular causes in the population. Cordoba is the second largest city in the country and there are worrying records of particle levels in the atmosphere, although it does not have an air quality monitoring syst...
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Seasonal trend of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) associated with PM10 particles was assessed in an urban area in Cordoba, Argentina, during 2011–2013. In addition, we quantified the contribution of temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, atmospheric pressure and wind speed on total and individual PAH concentrations. Mean PAH concentratio...

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To get information on concentration and composition of aerosols as well as greenhouse gases related with land use. To assess the influence of surface temperature and some others meteorological variables in aerosol concentration