Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6071–6089, 2016

Special issue: Coupled chemistry–meteorology modelling: status and...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6071–6089, 2016

Research article 18 May 2016

Research article | 18 May 2016

Modeling of the anthropogenic heat flux and its effect on regional meteorology and air quality over the Yangtze River Delta region, China

Min Xie et al.

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