Articles | Volume 18, issue 24
Research article
21 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 21 Dec 2018

Variability of depolarization of aerosol particles in the megacity of Beijing: implications for the interaction between anthropogenic pollutants and mineral dust particles

Yu Tian, Xiaole Pan, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Itsushi Uno, Xiquan Wang, Atsushi Shimizu, and Zifa Wang


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AR by Yu Tian on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Nov 2018) by Hang Su
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2018) by Hang Su
AR by Yu Tian on behalf of the Authors (09 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
East Asia is characterized by severe anthropogenic pollution and dust storms due to fuel consumption and the downwind location of dust sources. We studied the mixing states of dust and pollutants using an optical particle counter equipped with a polarization detection module, providing a deeper understanding of possible mechanisms of aerosols’ morphological change. In Beijing, the heterogeneous processes in the mixture of dust and emitted pollutants have a great influence on smog formation.
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