Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7357–7371, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7357-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7357–7371, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7357-2016

Research article 14 Jun 2016

Research article | 14 Jun 2016

Characteristics of aerosol pollution during heavy haze events in Suzhou, China

Mi Tian et al.

Data sets

Real-time Environmental Applications and Display sYstem (READY) Website G. D. Rolph http://www.ready.noaa.gov

Extended AIM Aerosol Thermodynamics Model E-AIM http://www.aim.env.uea.ac.uk/aim/aim.php

NOAA's HYSPLIT atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling system A. F. Stein, R. R. Draxler, G. D. Rolph, B. J. B. Stunder, M. D. Cohen, and F. Ngan https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00110.1

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The discussion was based on high time resolution data which could provide detailed insight into short haze periods. The dominant species in PM2.5 and which were responsible for the visibility reduction were identified in Suzhou. The formation mechanisms of sulfate and nitrate were explored as high secondary aerosol contributions to particulate pollution during haze events. The impact of local and transport sources on the origin of aerosol pollution in Suzhou was discussed.
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