Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3083–3095, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3083-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3083–3095, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3083-2017

Research article 28 Feb 2017

Research article | 28 Feb 2017

Enhanced trans-Himalaya pollution transport to the Tibetan Plateau by cut-off low systems

Ruixiong Zhang et al.

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AR by Ruixiong Zhang on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Dec 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Jan 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Feb 2017) by Federico Fierli
AR by Ruixiong Zhang on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We use short-lived reactive aromatics as proxies to diagnose transport of pollutants to Tibet. In situ observations of short-lived reactive aromatics across the Tibetan Plateau are analyzed using a regional chemistry and transport model. Our results suggest that the cut-off low system is a major pathway for long-range transport of pollutants such as black carbon. The modeling analysis reveals that even the state-of-the-science reanalysis cannot simulate this cut-off system accurately.
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