Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3289–3298, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3289-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3289–3298, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3289-2018

Research article 07 Mar 2018

Research article | 07 Mar 2018

Different trends in extreme and median surface aerosol extinction coefficients over China inferred from quality-controlled visibility data

Jing Li et al.

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The integrated surface database: Recent developments and partnerships A. Smith, N. Lott, and R. Vose https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/2011BAMS3015.1

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Our study investigates the long-term trends of extreme aerosol pollution in China over the past ~ 30 years. In the 1980s, an overall positive trend is found throughout China with the extreme trend exceeding the mean trend, except for Northwest China and the North China Plain. In the 1990s, the extreme trends continued to dominate in the south while they yield to the mean trend in the north. After 2000, the extreme trend became weaker than the mean trend overall.
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