Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Research article
13 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 13 Nov 2017

Impacts of emission reduction and meteorological conditions on air quality improvement during the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Qian Huang, Tijian Wang, Pulong Chen, Xiaoxian Huang, Jialei Zhu, and Bingliang Zhuang

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This paper investigate the important factor contributing to the improvement of air quality of Nanjing, China, during the 2nd Youth Olympic Games, held in August, 2014. The interesting finding is that meteorological factors are not beneficial to air quality during the YOG. However, emission reduction plays a more important role, which suggest that emission reduction is an effective way to cut air pollution levels for social events.
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