Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9699–9714, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9699-2019

Special issue: In-depth study of air pollution sources and processes within...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9699–9714, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9699-2019

Research article 01 Aug 2019

Research article | 01 Aug 2019

Photochemical impacts of haze pollution in an urban environment

Michael Hollaway et al.

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This study, for the first time, uses combinations of aerosol and lidar data to drive an offline photolysis scheme. Absorbing species are shown to have the greatest impact on photolysis rate constants in the winter and scattering aerosol are shown to dominate responses in the summer. During haze episodes, aerosols are shown to produce a greater impact than cloud cover. The findings demonstrate the potential photochemical impacts of haze pollution in a highly polluted urban environment.
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