Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15921–15935, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15921-2018

Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15921–15935, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15921-2018

Research article 07 Nov 2018

Research article | 07 Nov 2018

Relationships between the planetary boundary layer height and surface pollutants derived from lidar observations over China: regional pattern and influencing factors

Tianning Su et al.

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ED: Publish as is (07 Oct 2018) by Yuan Wang
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Surface particulate concentration has often been estimated from column-integrated aerosol optical depth (AOD). Their relationship is affected by various factors, such as the planetary layer height, meteorology (atmospheric stability, wind, relative humidity, etc.), and topography, which are investigated thoroughly using a combination of ~1500 surface station datasets, two ground-based lidars, and CALIPSO space-based lidar measurements made across China. Improved estimation of PM2.5 is achieved.
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