Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6901–6911, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6901-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6901–6911, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6901-2016

Research article 06 Jun 2016

Research article | 06 Jun 2016

Spatial distribution of the persistent organic pollutants across the Tibetan Plateau and its linkage with the climate systems: a 5-year air monitoring study

Xiaoping Wang et al.

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Is there any linkage between climate interactions and spatial distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs)? To answer this question, we conducted long-term passive air monitoring across the Tibetan Plateau. We found that there are three graphical zones over the Tibetan Plateau that could be classified as a function of POP fingerprints. This study highlights validity of using POP fingerprints as chemical tracers to track the interactions of climate systems.
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