Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1705–1728, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1705-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1705–1728, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1705-2018

Research article 06 Feb 2018

Research article | 06 Feb 2018

Characterization of atmospheric trace gases and particulate matter in Hangzhou, China

Gen Zhang et al.

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AR by Gen Zhang on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Dec 2017) by Rolf Müller
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Dec 2017)
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Dec 2017) by Rolf Müller
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The Yangtze River Delta is one of the most densely populated regions in China with severe air quality issues that have not been fully understood. In this study, we found that severe photochemical and haze pollution occurred. Strong local photochemistry was elucidated to favor the O3 production under a VOC-limited regime, whereas it moved towards a VOC-NOx limited regime in summer. This study emphasizes that cross-regional control measures are crucial to improve air quality in the YRD region.
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