Jorge Pey

Jorge Pey
Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (CSIC) · Procesos Geoambientales y Cambio Global

Geology

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Introduction
I am a Geologist with a PhD on "Physical and chemical characterization of atmospheric aerosols in the western Mediterranean". I have large experience in different topics concerning atmospheric aerosols (air quality, emission sources, climate feedback, health effects). After four years of postdoctoral experience in Spain (2008-2011), and three other years of postdoctoral stays abroad (2012 at the Lazio Regional Health Service, in Italy; and 2013-2014 at the University of Aix-Marseille in France), I obtained a "Ramon y Cajal" research position and I worked at the Geological Survey of Spain in Zaragoza from 2015-2018. Since 2019 I own an ARAID position at the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology.
Additional affiliations
February 2015 - present
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
Position
  • Ramón y Cajal researcher
January 2013 - November 2014
Aix-Marseille Université
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2012 - December 2012
Azienda Sanitaria Unità Sanitaria Locale Roma
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  • PostDoc Position

Publications

Publications (198)
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Este trabajo presenta un proyecto sobre contaminación atmosférica realizado por alumnado de Secundaria y de Bachillerato en el que se trabajan diferentes destrezas científicas para dar respuesta a una pregunta de investigación relacionada con la contaminación ambiental de su entorno más cercano. El establecimiento de hipótesis, la recogida y el aná...
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In this work we investigate the variation in tropospheric ozone concentrations in south-western Europe in March and April 2020 in the context of COVID-19 disease, and to what extent the former situation has been recovered one year after the pandemic outbreak. To carry this study, data from 15 regional background sites in Spain, from 2010 onwards, a...
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In this study, global reanalysis dataset fields of meteorological parameters (temperature and geopotential height at different atmospheric levels) in the period 1948–2020, were used to characterize the main dynamic and thermodynamic features of African dust outbreaks (ADO) produced over regions of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. The...
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Here we present an environmental magnetic study of atmospheric deposition collected by a multi-site network in Spain that covers fourteen locations representative of urban, industrial, agricultural, and natural environments across southwestern Europe. We have combined magnetic methods with scanning electron microscopy and geochemical data to charac...
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In several countries, hail is considered as the most harmful climatic phenomenon from an agricultural perspective. The surroundings of the Gallocanta Lake (North-East Spain), is one of the areas where the storms affecting the Ebro Valley are formed. For this reason, silver iodide from hail suppression systems has been emitted to the atmosphere for...
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Weather modification by means of cloud seeding techniques is widely implemented across the world. In areas where hail suppression systems are installed, silver iodide (AgI) particles are used. Silver particles fall back to the surface thank to atmospheric deposition. In this research we follow a holistic approach to analyse silver accumulation in w...
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Mountain glaciers have generally experienced an accelerated retreat over the last 3 decades as a rapid response to current global warming. However, the response to previous warm periods in the Holocene is not well-described for glaciers of the southern Europe mountain ranges, such as the Pyrenees. The situation during the Medieval Climate Anomaly (...
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The aim of this work is to understand aerosol transfers to the snowpack in the Spanish Pyrenees (Southern Europe) by determining their episodic mass-loading and composition, and to retrieve their regional impacts regarding optical properties and modification of snow melting. Regular aerosol monitoring has been performed during three consecutive yea...
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This article presents the results of a 3.5-year monitoring of atmospheric deposition from a 15-sites network covering remote, agricultural, urban and industrial areas in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. The atmospheric deposition of insoluble and soluble-inorganic aerosols has been studied from a comprehensive perspective. Annual flu...
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Wet and dry aerosol deposition samples were collected from September 2010 to August 2012 at a remote background site in the Mallorca Isle (Western Mediterranean). Ions and major and trace elements were determined in soluble and insoluble fractions. Temporal variations of chemical components are discussed and interpreted. The overall pattern associa...
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Mountain glaciers have generally experienced an accelerated retreat over the last three decades as a rapid response to current global warming. However, the response to previous warm periods in the Holocene is not well-described for glaciers of the of southern Europe mountain ranges, such as the Pyrenees. The situation during the Medieval Climate An...
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Most of the athalassic saline and hypersaline lakes are located in arid and semiarid regions where water availability drives the hydrological dynamics of the lake itself and the associated ecosystems. This is the case of the Salada de Chiprana Lake, in the Ebro River basin (Spain). It is the only athalassic permanent hypersaline lake in Western Eur...
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The present study discloses the results of a comprehensive 3-years campaign (2010-2012) of air pollution measurements over an regional island background area (Can Llompart-Balearic Islands, Spain), contextualized with other measurements in the western Mediterranean region. Gaseous pollutants and particulate matter fractions were measured in real ti...
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The 2001–2016 contribution of African dust outbreaks to ambient regional background PM10 and PM2.5 levels over Spain, as well as changes induced in the PMx composition over NE Spain in 2009–2016, were investigated. A clear decrease in PMx dust contributions from the Canary Islands to N Iberia was found. A parallel increase in the PM2.5/PM10 ratio (...
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Se investigó la composición elemental total y la fracción soluble en agua de PM10 en tres áreas urbanas diferentes de Santiago de Chile, del centro a los suburbios. Las muestras de PM10 recogidas durante el mes de mayo (mediados del otoño en el hemisferio sur) en 2006, 2008, 2009 y 2010 fueron analizadas para metales mayores y trazas, y la partició...
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Impacted by a complex mixture of urban, industrial, shipping and also natural emissions, Marseille, the second most populated city in France, represents a very interesting case study for the apportionment of PM2.5 sources in a Mediterranean urban environment. In this study, daily PM2.5 samples were collected over a one-year period (2011−2012) at an...
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In the framework of ChArMEx (the Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment), the air quality model Polyphemus is used to understand the sources of inorganic and organic particles in the western Mediterranean and evaluate the uncertainties linked to the model parameters (meteorological fields, anthropogenic and sea-salt emissions and hypotheses rel...
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The simulation of fine organic aerosols with CTMs (chemistry–transport models) in the western Mediterranean basin has not been studied until recently. The ChArMEx (the Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment) SOP 1b (Special Observation Period 1b) intensive field campaign in summer of 2013 gathered a large and comprehensive data set of observati...
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In the framework of ChArMEx (the Chemistry–Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment), the air-quality model Polyphemus is used to understand the sources of inorganic and organic particles in the western Mediterranean and to evaluate the uncertainties linked to the model parameters (meteorological fields, anthropogenic and sea-salt emissions, hypotheses rel...
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While primary marine aerosol (PMA) is an important part of global aerosol total emissions, its chemical composition and physical flux as a function of the biogeochemical properties of the seawater still remain highly uncharacterized due to the multiplicity of physical, chemical and biological parameters that are involved in the emission process. He...
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The simulation of fine organic aerosols with CTMs (Chemistry Transport Models) in the western Mediterranean basin has not been studied until recently. The ChArMEx (the Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment) SOP 2 (Special Observation Period 2) intensive field campaign in summer of 2013 gathered a large and comprehensive dataset of observations...
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Over the last two decades, new particle formation (NPF), i.e., the formation of new particle clusters from gas-phase compounds followed by their growth to the 10–50 nm size range, has been extensively observed in the atmosphere at a given location, but their spatial extent has rarely been assessed. In this work, we use aerosol size distribution mea...
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The ChArMEx (Chemistry and Aerosols Mediterranean Experiments) SOP2 (special observation period 2) field campaign took place from 15 July to 5 August 2013 in the western Mediterranean Basin at Ersa, a remote site in Cape Corse. During the campaign more than 80 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including oxygenated species, were measured by differe...
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While primary marine aerosol (PMA) is an important part of global aerosol total emissions, its chemical composition and physical flux as a function of the biogeochemical properties of the seawater still remain highly uncharacterized due to the multiplicity of physical, chemical and biological parameters that are involved in the emission process. He...
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In the framework of the Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment, a measurement site was set up at a remote site (Ersa) on Corsica Island in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Measurement campaigns performed during the summers of 2012 and 2013 showed high organic aerosol concentrations, mostly from biogenic origin. This work aims to represent th...
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Lake Enol, a mountain lake in Northern Spain, is located at 1,070 m a.s.l. in Picos de Europa National Park (PENP), an emblematic area of limestone formations, Atlantic forests, mountain meadows and a varied and rich wildlife which led to its declaration as National Park (first one in Spain) in 1918. The Enol Lake is one of the most visited places...
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The ChArMEx (Chemistry and Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment) SOP2 (Special Observation Period 2) field campaign took place from 15 July to 05 August 2013 in the western Mediterranean basin, at Ersa a remote site in Cape Corsica. During the campaign more than 80 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), including oxygenated species were measured by differe...
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While primary marine aerosol (PMA) is an important part of global aerosol total emissions, its chemical composition and physical flux as a function of the biogeo-chemical properties of the seawater still remain highly un-characterized due to the multiplicity of physical, chemical and biological parameters that are involved in the emission process....
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Over the last two decades, new particle formation (NPF), i.e. the formation of new particle clusters from gas-phase compounds followed by their growth to the 10–50 nm size range, has been extensively observed in the atmosphere at a given location, but their spatial extent rarely assessed. In this work, we use aerosol size distribution measurements...
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Atmospheric pollution is one of the most challenging problems to which contemporary societies are faced, affecting human health, ecosystems, historical heritage and climate. Different strategies have been displayed by the European Commission to improve air quality throughout Europe in recent decades; others have been adopted at national levels; and...
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Organic Aerosol (OA) phenomenology comprises multiple processes from primary emissions and secondary formation towards atmospheric removal. Southern Europe displays elevated concentrations of aerosols, mostly secondary in origin and strongly enhanced during the warm season. Due to the high oxidation state of OA in such environment sources are still...
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Atmospheric pollution is one of the most challenging problems to which contemporary societies are faced, affecting human health, ecosystems, historical heritage and climate. Different strategies have been displayed by the European Commission to improve air quality throughout Europe in recent decades; others have been adopted at national levels; and...
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With the objective of estimating the impact of harbour activities on ambient PM10 and PM2.5 levels at the urban area of Barcelona, a one year long monitoring campaign was carried out in the context of the European APICE project (MED-FEDER-EC). This campaign was simultaneously conducted at the port and a central urban background site. A detailed PM1...
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The main aim of the present study is to describe the vertical structure of the intense Mediterranean dust outbreaks, based on the use of satellite and surface-based retrievals/measurements. Strong and extreme desert dust (DD) episodes are identified at 1° × 1° spatial resolution, over the period March 2000–February 2013, through the implementation...
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Earth, as a whole, can be considered as a living organism emitting gases and particles into itsatmosphere, in order to regulate its own temperature. In particular, oceans may respond to climate changeby emitting particles that ultimately will influence cloud coverage. At the global scale, a large fraction of theaerosol number concentration is formed...
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The third intensive measurement period (IMP) organised by the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) under the UNECE CLTRAP took place in summer 2012 and winter 2013, with PM10 filter samples concurrently collected at 20 (16 EMEP) regional background sites across Europe for subsequent analysis of their mineral dust content. All samples...
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In the framework of the World Meteorological Organisation's Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System, we evaluated the predictions of five state-of-the-art dust forecast models during an intense Saharan dust outbreak affecting western and northern Europe in April 2011. We assessed the capacity of the models to predict the evolutio...
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The third intensive measurement period (IMP) organised by the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) under the UNECE CLTRAP took place in summer 2012 and winter 2013, with PM10 filter samples concurrently collected at 20 (16 EMEP) regional background sites across Europe for subsequent analysis of their mineral dust content. All samples...
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The main aim of the present study is to describe the vertical structure of the intense Mediterranean dust outbreaks, based on the use of satellite and surface-based retrievals/measurements. Strong and extreme desert dust (DD) episodes are identified at 1° × 1° spatial resolution, over the period March 2000–February 2013, through the implementation...
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In the framework of the World Meteorological Organisation's Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System, we evaluated the predictions of five state-of-the-art dust forecast models during an intense Saharan dust outbreak affecting Western and Northern Europe in April 2011. We assessed the capacity of the models to predict the evolutio...
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REDMAAS (Red Española de DMAs Ambientales), the Spanish network of environmental Differential Mobility Analyzers (DMAs), currently consists of six research groups involved in the measurement of atmospheric aerosol size distributions by means of DMAs. The aim of this network is to guarantee the good quality and comparability of the routine measureme...
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Evidence on the association between short-term exposure to desert dust and health outcomes is controversial. To estimate the short-term effects of particulate matter ≤ 10 μm (PM10) on mortality and hospital admissions in 13 south-European cities, distinguishing between PM10 originating from desert and from other sources. We identified desert dust a...
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This study is focused in the evolution of NO, NO2, SO2, O3 and PM10 concentrations, from 2000 to 2012, at urban, suburban and regional observatories in the Balearic Islands (Spain), an insular region in the Western Mediterranean. At urban and suburban areas, daily patterns of most pollutants are strongly linked to land-traffic emissions, being the...
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Real-time measurements of inorganic (sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, chloride and black carbon (BC)) and organic submicron aerosols (particles with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 1 μm) from a continental background site (Montsec, MSC, 1570 m a.s.l.) in the western Mediterranean Basin (WMB) were conducted for 10 months (July 2011–April 2012). An a...
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Real-time measurements of inorganic (sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, chloride and black carbon (BC)) and organic submicron aerosols (particles with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 1 μm) from a continental background site (Montsec, MSC, 1570 m a.s.l.) in the western Mediterranean Basin (WMB) were conducted for 10 months (July 2011–April 2012). An a...
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An association between occurrence of wildfires and mortality in the exposed population has been observed in several studies with controversial results for cause-specific mortality. In the Mediterranean area, forest fires usually occur during spring-summer, they overlap with Saharan outbreaks, are associated with increased temperature and their heal...
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The complete chemical composition of atmospheric particulate matter (PM1 and PM10) from a continental (Montsec, MSC, 1570 m a.s.l.) and a regional (Montseny, MSY, 720 m a.s.l) background site in the western Mediterranean Basin (WMB) were jointly studied for the first time over a relatively long-term period (January 2010-March 2013). Differences in...
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The Aerodyne Mass Spectrometer (AMS) is a powerful technique for identification of organic aerosol sources and quantitative source apportionment of atmospheric aerosols. It provides mass spectra of the non-refractory content of bulk aerosols. The Laser Ablation Aerosol Particle Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (LAAPToF-MS) is an instrument for det...
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Despite vast efforts to reduce atmospheric aerosol concentrations, the Mediterranean atmosphere still contains high loadings of aerosols during the warm season, in part due to the poor knowledge about their sources. Mineral dust, sulfate and organic compounds are the most frequent chemical species. While the sources of mineral dust and sulfate are...
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Real-time measurements of inorganic (sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, chloride and black carbon (BC)) and organic submicron aerosols from a continental background site (Montsec, MSC, 1570 m a.s.l.) in the Western Mediterranean Basin (WMB) were conducted for 10 months (July 2011–April 2012). An Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM) was co-located wi...
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Scientists are interested in knowing more about the control of sources which contribute to environmental pollution. Air pollution has two main sources: anthropogenic and natural sources. The natural contributions to environmental pollution can be assessed, but cannot be totally controlled. while the emissions from the anthropogenic sources can be c...