Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4927–4943, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-4927-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4927–4943, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-4927-2016

Research article 21 Apr 2016

Research article | 21 Apr 2016

The impact of monthly variation of the Pacific–North America (PNA) teleconnection pattern on wintertime surface-layer aerosol concentrations in the United States

Jin Feng et al.

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AR by Hong Liao on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (19 Mar 2016) by Hailong Wang
AR by Hong Liao on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Mar 2016) by Hailong Wang
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We examine the impacts of monthly variations in Pacific-North America (PNA) teleconnection on aerosol concentrations in the United States during wintertime by observations from the EPA-AQS and the model results from the GEOS-Chem. The surface-layer PM2.5 concentrations in the PNA positive phases were higher by 8.7 % (12.2 %) relative to the PNA negative phases based on observed (simulated) concentrations, which have important implications for understanding and prediction of air quality in the US.
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