Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Research article
08 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 08 Jan 2019

Anthropogenic fine particulate matter pollution will be exacerbated in eastern China due to 21st century GHG warming

Huopo Chen, Huijun Wang, Jianqi Sun, Yangyang Xu, and Zhicong Yin

Data sets

Site-observed surface hourly PM2.5 concentration across China China National Environmental Monitoring Centre

Surface daily PM2.5 concentrations for the Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu US Embassy Beijing

CESM1 RCP8.5_Fix Aerosol2005 simulations UCAR

Short summary
Our results show that the anthropogenic air pollution over eastern China will increase considerably at the end of 21st century, even though we keep the aerosol emission constant throughout the experiment. Furthermore, estimation shows that the effect of climate change induced by the GHG warming can account for 11%–28% of the changes of anthropogenic air pollution days over this region.
Final-revised paper