Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
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30 Jun 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 30 Jun 2017

Opposite long-term trends in aerosols between low and high altitudes: a testimony to the aerosol–PBL feedback

Zipeng Dong, Zhanqing Li, Xing Yu, Maureen Cribb, Xingmin Li, and Jin Dai


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AR by Zipeng Dong on behalf of the Authors (11 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (27 May 2017) by Renyi Zhang
AR by Zipeng Dong on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Jun 2017) by Renyi Zhang
Short summary
Opposite trends in aerosol loading between the lower and upper planetary boundary layer are found on a wide range of timescales and from different types of data acquired by various platforms in China. The reversal trend is consistent with the strong vertical gradients in the aerosol-induced atmospheric heating rate that unevenly modifies the atmospheric temperature profile and alters the stability differently. The findings have multiple implications in understanding and combating air pollution.
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