Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8849–8871, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8849-2018

Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8849–8871, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-8849-2018

Research article 22 Jun 2018

Research article | 22 Jun 2018

Characteristics of PM2.5 mass concentrations and chemical species in urban and background areas of China: emerging results from the CARE-China network

Zirui Liu et al.

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We have established a national-level network (CARE-China) that conducted continuous monitoring of PM2.5 and its chemical compositions in China. Our analysis reveals the spatial and seasonal variabilities of the urban and background aerosol species and their contributions to the PM2.5 budget. The integration of data provided an extensive spatial coverage of fine-particle concentrations and could be used to validate model results and implement effective air pollution control strategies.
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