Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Research article
12 Feb 2016
Research article |  | 12 Feb 2016

Modeling study of the 2010 regional haze event in the North China Plain

M. Gao, G. R. Carmichael, Y. Wang, P. E. Saide, M. Yu, J. Xin, Z. Liu, and Z. Wang


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AR by Meng Gao on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jan 2016) by Jason West
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Jan 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Jan 2016) by Jason West
AR by Meng Gao on behalf of the Authors (29 Jan 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Feb 2016) by Jason West
AR by Meng Gao on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2016)
Short summary
The WRF-Chem model was applied to study the 2010 winter haze in North China. Air pollutants outside Beijing contributed about 64.5 % to the PM2.5 levels in Beijing during this haze event, and most of them are from south Hebei, Tianjin city, Shandong and Henan provinces. In addition, aerosol feedback has important impacts on surface temperature, Relative Humidity (RH) and wind speeds, and these meteorological variables affect aerosol distribution and formation in turn.
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