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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