Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9531–9540, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9531-2019

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9531–9540, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9531-2019

Research article 29 Jul 2019

Research article | 29 Jul 2019

Mixing layer transport flux of particulate matter in Beijing, China

Yusi Liu et al.

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Weak atmospheric dilution capability is a key factor leading to the frequent occurrence of serious air pollution. This study aims to analyze the mixing layer dilution capability of the atmosphere and to quantify the mixing layer PM2.5 transport flux. Our results showed the main controlling factors during the transition and heavy polluted period in Beijing. The results help in understanding the causes of air pollution and making decisions on prevention and control of air pollution.
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