Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Research article
03 May 2019
Research article |  | 03 May 2019

Increased inorganic aerosol fraction contributes to air pollution and haze in China

Yonghong Wang, Yuesi Wang, Lili Wang, Tuukka Petäjä, Qiaozhi Zha, Chongshui Gong, Sixuan Li, Yuepeng Pan, Bo Hu, Jinyuan Xin, and Markku Kulmala

Data sets

The meteorology data and visibility data NOAA

Tropospheric data products TEMIS

Short summary
Satellite observations combined with in situ measurements demonstrate that increased inorganic aerosol fractions of NO2 and SO2 contribute to air pollution and frequently occurring haze in China from 1980 to 2010. Currently, the reduction of nitrate, sulfate and their precursor gases would contribute towards better visibility in China.
Final-revised paper