Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2825–2838, 2020

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2825–2838, 2020

Research article 06 Mar 2020

Research article | 06 Mar 2020

Investigating the regional contributions to air pollution in Beijing: a dispersion modelling study using CO as a tracer

Marios Panagi et al.

Data sets

APHH: Atmospheric measurements and model results for the Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity Z. L. Fleming, J. D. Lee, D. Liu, J. Acton, Z. Huang, X. Wang, N. Hewitt, L. Crilley, L. Kramer, E. Slater, L. Whalley, C. Ye, and T. Ingham

APHH: Atmospheric dispersion model footprint plots made at the IAP-Beijing site during the summer and winter campaigns M. Panagi and Z. L. Fleming

Short summary
In this paper, using dispersion modelling with emission inventories it was determined that on average 45 % of the total CO pollution that affects Beijing is transported from other areas. About half of the CO comes from beyond the immediate surrounding areas. Finally three classification types of pollution were identified and used to analyse the APHH winter campaign. The results can inform targeted control measures to be implemented in Beijing and the other regions to tackle air quality problems.
Final-revised paper