Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5991–5999, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5991-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5991–5999, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5991-2018

Research article 27 Apr 2018

Research article | 27 Apr 2018

The interdecadal worsening of weather conditions affecting aerosol pollution in the Beijing area in relation to climate warming

Xiaoye Zhang et al.

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The relation between interdecadal changes in weather conditions and climate warming is uncertain. Here, the decadal worsening of meteorological conditions since the 1960s in the Beijing area was found to be partly attributed to climate warming, which is defined by more warming in the higher layers of the boundary layer (BL) than the lower layers. This worsening may also partly be related to the impact on the increasing aerosol pollution (particularly after 2010).
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