Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Research article
28 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 28 Sep 2017

Role of atmospheric circulations in haze pollution in December 2016

Zhicong Yin and Huijun Wang
Short summary
The number of December haze days over North China and the Huanghuai area has increased sharply since 2010 and was greatest in 2016. During 2016, the most aggressive control measures for anthropogenic emissions were implemented from 16 to 21 December, but the most severe haze pollution still occurred, covering approximately 25 % of the land area of China and lasting for 6 days. The atmospheric circulations must play critical roles in the sub-seasonal haze events.
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