Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
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, Yang Gao, Yuhang Wang, Shaoqing Zhang, L. Ruby Leung, Cheng Liu, Shuxiao Wang, Bin Zhao, Xing Chang, Hang Su, Tianqi Zhang, Lifang Sheng, Xiaohong Yao, and Huiwang Gao


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AR by Yang Gao on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Aug 2019) by Alex B. Guenther
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish as is (27 Aug 2019) by Alex B. Guenther
Short summary
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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