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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15321–15337, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15321-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15321–15337, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15321-2019

Research article 16 Dec 2019

Research article | 16 Dec 2019

Impact of halogen chemistry on summertime air quality in coastal and continental Europe: application of the CMAQ model and implications for regulation

Qinyi Li et al.

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The abundance and distribution of reactive halogen species and their impact on air quality in Europe are poorly understood. We adopt a state-of-the-art regional model (CMAQ) to evaluate such effects, and the results demonstrate the significant influence of halogen chemistry on the capacity of atmospheric oxidation and the formation of air pollutants in Europe. Our study highlights the necessity of including halogen chemistry in the formulation of air pollution control policy.
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