Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1041–1057, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1041-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1041–1057, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1041-2019

Research article 28 Jan 2019

Research article | 28 Jan 2019

Effects of turbulence structure and urbanization on the heavy haze pollution process

Yan Ren et al.

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AR by Yan Ren on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Dec 2018) by Jianping Huang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Dec 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish as is (08 Jan 2019) by Jianping Huang
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During the heavy pollution process, there are overestimations regarding the exchange between the atmosphere and surface since the normal calculation of turbulent fluxes includes the impact of sub-mesoscale motion. The intermittent turbulence intensity is closely related to the concentration of PM2.5. The intermittency is weaker over the complex surface condition than over the flat terrain, and urbanization reduces the degree of weakening in turbulent exchange during the heavy pollution process.
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