Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 561–571, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-561-2016

Special issue: East Asia emissions assessment (EA2)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 561–571, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-561-2016

Research article 19 Jan 2016

Research article | 19 Jan 2016

Possible influence of atmospheric circulations on winter haze pollution in the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei region, northern China

Z. Zhang et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Oct 2015) by Gregory Carmichael
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Nov 2015)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (16 Nov 2015) by Gregory Carmichael
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (23 Nov 2015)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (16 Dec 2015) by Gregory Carmichael
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Short summary
The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region has suffered from severe haze pollution in recent years. It is important to understand the possible reasons and whether it can be predicted on the seasonal timescale. This studies suggested that the winter haze pollution in BTH can be forecasted or estimated credibly based on the optimized atmospheric circulation indices. Thus it is valuable and significant for the government to take action in dealing with the probably severe haze pollutions in advance.
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