Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 247–258, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-247-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 247–258, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-247-2018

Research article 10 Jan 2018

Research article | 10 Jan 2018

Feedback effects of boundary-layer meteorological factors on cumulative explosive growth of PM2.5 during winter heavy pollution episodes in Beijing from 2013 to 2016

Junting Zhong et al.

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Beijing heavy pollution episodes are characterized by the transport stage (TS) and the cumulative stage (CS). PM2.5 pollution formation in the TS is primarily caused by pollutants transported from the south of Beijing. PM2.5 cumulative explosive growth in the CS is dominated by stable atmospheric stratification due to the interaction of particulate matter (PM) and meteorological factors. The positive meteorological feedback on PM2.5 mass noted explains over 70% of cumulative explosive growth.
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