Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2459–2475, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2459-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2459–2475, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2459-2016

Research article 01 Mar 2016

Research article | 01 Mar 2016

Mixing layer height and its implications for air pollution over Beijing, China

Guiqian Tang et al.

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This is the first paper to validate and characterize mixing layer height and discuss its relationship with air pollution, using a ceilometer in Beijing. The novelty, originality, and importance of this paper are as follows: (1) the applicable conditions of the ceilometer; (2) the variations of mixing layer height; (3) thermal/dynamic structure inside mixing layers with different degrees of pollution; and (4) critical meteorological conditions for the formation of heavy air pollution.
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