Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6521–6533, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-6521-2015

Special issue: East Asia emissions assessment (EA2)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6521–6533, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-6521-2015

Research article 15 Jun 2015

Research article | 15 Jun 2015

Regional differences in Chinese SO2 emission control efficiency and policy implications

Q. Q. Zhang et al.

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SO2 emission reduction over North China is most effective in reducing national mean surface sulfate concentrations and sulfur export fluxes (β = 0.76 and 0.95, respectively), while reduction over South China has the highest β in reducing population-weighted sulfate concentration (β = 0.98). We recommend that China needs to carefully design a regionally specific implementation plan of realizing its SO2 emissions reduction target to maximize the resulting air quality benefits.
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