Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1365–1375, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1365–1375, 2016

Research article 08 Feb 2016

Research article | 08 Feb 2016

Climate modulation of the Tibetan Plateau on haze in China

X. Xu et al.

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We study the climate modulation of the Tibetan Plateau (TP) on atmospheric environment in China with three key points. First a large-scale "susceptible region" for haze is climatologically identified over central-eastern China (CEC) harbored by the TP. Secondly, thermal anomalies of the TP induce the changes in meteorological drivers downstream for frequent haze events in CEC. Finally implications of the TP for the atmospheric environment have potential utility for development planning in China.
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