Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8703–8719, 2019

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8703–8719, 2019

Research article 10 Jul 2019

Research article | 10 Jul 2019

Aerosol–radiation feedback deteriorates the wintertime haze in the North China Plain

Jiarui Wu et al.


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Short summary
In the present study, simulations during a persistent and heavy haze pollution episode from 5 December 2015 to 4 January 2016 in the North China Plain (NCP) were performed using the WRF-Chem model to comprehensively quantify contributions of the aerosol shortwave radiative feedback (ARF) to near-surface PM2.5 mass concentrations. During the episode, the ARF deteriorates the haze pollution, increasing the near-surface PM2.5 concentration in the NCP by 10.2 μg m−3 (7.8 %) on average.
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