Articles | Volume 19, issue 16
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28 Aug 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 28 Aug 2019

Assessing the formation and evolution mechanisms of severe haze pollution in the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei region using process analysis

Lei Chen, Jia Zhu, Hong Liao, Yi Gao, Yulu Qiu, Meigen Zhang, Zirui Liu, Nan Li, and Yuesi Wang


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AR by Hong Liao on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Jul 2019) by Zhanqing Li
Short summary
The formation mechanism of a severe haze episode that occurred over North China in December 2015, the aerosol radiative impacts on the haze event and the influence mechanism were examined. The PM2.5 increase during the aerosol accumulation stage was mainly attributed to strong production by the aerosol chemistry process and weak removal by advection and vertical mixing. Restrained vertical mixing was the main reason for near-surface PM2.5 increase when aerosol radiative feedback was considered.
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