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Table 2 Distribution of NO2, PM2.5, PM2.5 absorbance, PM10, PMcoarse, PNC (Particle Number Concentration) and LDSA (Lung Deposited Surface Area) concentrations over the measurement sites

From: Development of land use regression models for nitrogen dioxide, ultrafine particles, lung deposited surface area, and four other markers of particulate matter pollution in the Swiss SAPALDIA regions

Pollutant Area(s) n Mean Min P10 P25 Median P75 P90 Max
NO2 (μg/m3) All: Aarau, Basel, Davos, Geneva, Lugano, Montana, Payerne, Wald 312 21.9 3.7 11.0 13.7 20.5 28.4 35.4 62.9
Alpine: Davos, Montana 78 18.5 3.7 8.0 11.5 17.0 23.0 30.1 48.7
Non-alpine: Aarau, Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Payerne, Wald 234 23.0 5.2 11.6 14.1 21.3 29.5 36.2 62.9
Aarau 40 22.2 11.4 12.9 16.5 20.9 28.9 32.9 35.2
Basel 40 23.3 11.3 14.3 19.3 22.7 26.9 32.6 39.5
Davos 38 22.1 7.1 8.0 13.8 20.9 28.6 41.6 48.7
Geneva 38 29.1 12.0 16.8 21.5 26.0 34.2 47.3 62.9
Lugano 37 32.5 13.8 20.6 26.0 32.8 36.6 46.6 55.0
Montana 40 15.0 3.7 7.8 11.1 14.5 18.7 23.1 29.6
Payerne 40 15.0 8.1 10.1 11.8 13.9 17.0 22.1 34.0
Wald 39 16.9 5.2 7.0 10.0 13.1 21.9 33.7 48.4
PM2.5 (μg/m3) Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Wald 74 14.2 7.8 10.5 12.6 13.5 16.0 17.9 25.1
PM2.5 abs (10−5 m−1) Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Wald 74 0.94 0.33 0.42 0.66 0.87 1.26 1.49 1.80
PM10 (μg/m3) Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Wald 74 20.1 13.0 15.2 17.3 19.3 22.7 26.2 31.9
PMcoarse (μg/m3) Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Wald 74 6.1 2.6 3.6 4.5 6.2 7.2 9.0 11.1
PNC (particles/cm3) Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Wald 67 12016 3361 4873 8639 11624 15952 19599 22896
LDSA (μm2/cm3) Basel, Geneva, Lugano, Wald 67 32.1 12.2 15.4 24.7 31.4 40.4 46.8 61.3