Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12195–12207, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12195-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12195–12207, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12195-2019

Research article 02 Oct 2019

Research article | 02 Oct 2019

Substantial ozone enhancement over the North China Plain from increased biogenic emissions due to heat waves and land cover in summer 2017

Mingchen Ma et al.

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Ozone pollution has become severe in China, and extremely high ozone episodes occurred in summer 2017 over the North China Plain. While meteorology impacts are clear, we find that enhanced biogenic emissions, previously ignored by the community, driven by high vapor pressure deficit, land cover change and urban landscape contribute substantially to ozone formation. This study has significant implications for ozone pollution control with more frequent heat waves and urbanization growth in future.
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