Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Research article
25 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 25 Sep 2018

Impact of low-pressure systems on winter heavy air pollution in the northwest Sichuan Basin, China

Guicai Ning, Shigong Wang, Steve Hung Lam Yim, Jixiang Li, Yuling Hu, Ziwei Shang, Jinyan Wang, and Jiaxin Wang


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (23 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Jul 2018) by Tong Zhu
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Aug 2018) by Tong Zhu
AR by Shigong Wang on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Sep 2018) by Tong Zhu
Short summary
Under the effects of the Tibetan Plateau, dry low-pressure systems are often formed at 700 hPa in the Sichuan Basin, China, during winter. Here, we found that the activities of these dry low-pressure systems have significant influence on most winter heavy air pollution events in the Sichuan Basin. Influencing mechanisms have been summarized. The strong inversion layer above the atmospheric boundary layer induced by the low-pressure system plays a key role in the formation of heavy air pollution.
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