Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
06 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 06 Mar 2018

Increasing persistent haze in Beijing: potential impacts of weakening East Asian winter monsoons associated with northwestern Pacific sea surface temperature trends

Lin Pei, Zhongwei Yan, Zhaobin Sun, Shiguang Miao, and Yao Yao


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Short summary
This paper demonstrates the increasing frequency of persistent haze events (PHE) in Beijing based on updated observations and explores the associated changes in large-scale atmospheric circulations with possible links to the large-scale warming trend. We propose a more concrete observation-based mechanism for explaining how the local PHE in Beijing change with large-scale climate warming via the sea surface temperature anomaly in the northwestern Pacific.
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