Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2419–2443, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2419–2443, 2020

Research article 28 Feb 2020

Research article | 28 Feb 2020

Relative effects of open biomass burning and open crop straw burning on haze formation over central and eastern China: modeling study driven by constrained emissions

Khalid Mehmood et al.


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Short summary
We selected June 2014 as our study period, which exhibited a complete evolution process of open biomass burning (OBB) dominated by open crop straw burning (OCSB) over central and eastern China (CEC). We established a constraining method that integrates ground-based PM2.5 measurements with the two-way coupled WRF-CMAQ model to derive optimal OBB emissions. It was found that these emissions could allow the model to reproduce meteorological and chemical fields over CEC during the study period.
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