Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Research article
28 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 28 Jun 2017

Air stagnation in China (1985–2014): climatological mean features and trends

Qianqian Huang, Xuhui Cai, Yu Song, and Tong Zhu

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Air stagnation is an important meteorological measure of unfavorable air conditions, and previous studies have found that stagnation events are usually related to air pollution episodes. China is currently experiencing heavy air pollution, but to our knowledge, little is known about air stagnation in the country. In this paper, we conducted a comprehensive investigation of air stagnation climatology in China based on sounding and surface observations across the country.
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