Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Research article
05 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 05 Jun 2019

Retrospective analysis of 2015–2017 wintertime PM2.5 in China: response to emission regulations and the role of meteorology

Dan Chen, Zhiquan Liu, Junmei Ban, Pusheng Zhao, and Min Chen


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AR by D. Chen on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Feb 2019) by Chul Han Song
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Mar 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Apr 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Apr 2019) by Chul Han Song
AR by D. Chen on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
To better characterize the anthropogenic emission-relevant aerosol species, the GSI-WRF/Chem data assimilation system was updated from GOCART to MOSAIC-4BIN scheme. Wintertime 2015–2017 (January) surface PM2.5 observations from more than 1600 sites were assimilated hourly. The observations and reanalysis data from the assimilation experiment were used to investigate year-to-year changes. Roles of emission and meteorology in driving the changes were also distinguished and quantitatively assessed.
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