Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Research article
20 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 20 Feb 2018

Vertically resolved characteristics of air pollution during two severe winter haze episodes in urban Beijing, China

Qingqing Wang, Yele Sun, Weiqi Xu, Wei Du, Libo Zhou, Guiqian Tang, Chen Chen, Xueling Cheng, Xiujuan Zhao, Dongsheng Ji, Tingting Han, Zhe Wang, Jie Li, and Zifa Wang


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Jan 2018) by Andreas Richter
Short summary
We conducted the first real-time continuous vertical measurements of particle extinction, NO2, and BC from ground level to 260 m during two severe winter haze episodes in urban Beijing, China. Our results show very complex and dynamic vertical profiles that interact closely with boundary layer and meteorological conditions. Further analysis demonstrate that vertical convection, temperature inversion, and local emissions are three major factors affecting the changes in vertical profiles.
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