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Claudio A. Belis is a senior scientist at the Air and Climate Unit. He developed his PhD work on environmental and climatic long-term trends at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (1994-1997) and continued his post-doctoral activity at the Federal Polytechnic of Zurich and the University of Bern (Switzerland).
He has long-term experience in monitoring and modelling atmospheric pollution in urban and natural ecosystems, with particular reference to the identification of emission sources for the development of pollution reduction measures.
He leads the working group on source apportionment of the Forum for Air quality Modelling in Europe (FAIRMODE), is work package leader of European research project DANUBE AIR NEXUS and is Convenor of the CEN/TC 264 /Working Group 44 on source apportionment.
Main scientific interests: air pollution source identification, evaluation of model performance, urban sustainability, chemical and physical properties of aerosols, organic pollutants, long-term climatic trends.