Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8721-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8721-2019
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10 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 10 Jul 2019

Is water vapor a key player of the wintertime haze in North China Plain?

Jiarui Wu, Naifang Bei, Bo Hu, Suixin Liu, Meng Zhou, Qiyuan Wang, Xia Li, Lang Liu, Tian Feng, Zirui Liu, Yichen Wang, Junji Cao, Xuexi Tie, Jun Wang, Luisa T. Molina, and Guohui Li

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