Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8569–8590, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8569-2019

Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8569–8590, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8569-2019

Research article 05 Jul 2019

Research article | 05 Jul 2019

Impact of air pollution control measures and regional transport on carbonaceous aerosols in fine particulate matter in urban Beijing, China: insights gained from long-term measurement

Dongsheng Ji et al.

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This study reveals an obvious decreasing trend in OC and EC concentrations in urban Beijing. Higher concentrations were related to air masses originating from the northeast sector at wind speeds of approximately 5 km h−1. The potential source regions of the carbonaceous aerosols stretched to broader areas in the northwestern and western regions where coal mining and coal-fired power generation activities are intensive, which is fairly consistent with the MEIC inventory for China.
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