Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 449–463, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-449-2017

Special issue: Study of ozone, aerosols and radiation over the Tibetan Plateau...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 449–463, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-449-2017

Research article 10 Jan 2017

Research article | 10 Jan 2017

Background aerosol over the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau: observed characteristics of aerosol mass loading

Bin Liu et al.

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The first observation net of background atmospheric aerosols of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau were conducted in 2011–2013, and the aerosol mass loadings were especially illustrated in this paper. Consequently, these terrestrial aerosol masses were strongly ecosystem-dependent, with various seasonality and diurnal cycles at these sites. These findings implicate that regional characteristics and fine-particle emissions need to be treated sensitively when assessing their climatic effects.
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