Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10315-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10315-2017
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04 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 04 Sep 2017

Regional contributions to particulate matter concentration in the Seoul metropolitan area, South Korea: seasonal variation and sensitivity to meteorology and emissions inventory

Hyun Cheol Kim, Eunhye Kim, Changhan Bae, Jeong Hoon Cho, Byeong-Uk Kim, and Soontae Kim

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This study is intended to provide reference information regarding quantitative estimation of regional contributions and model uncertainty in meteorology simulations and emissions inventories. Simulated PM concentration is sensitive to meteorology, but estimated contributions are mostly robust. Regional contributions are also found to be sensitive to the choice of emissions inventories. The modeled results should be considered with caution when interpreted for emission regulation policy making.
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