Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Research article
03 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 03 Jun 2020

Worsening urban ozone pollution in China from 2013 to 2017 – Part 2: The effects of emission changes and implications for multi-pollutant control

Yiming Liu and Tao Wang


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ED: Publish as is (27 Apr 2020) by Qiang Zhang
Short summary
Surface ozone levels in urban areas of China were increasing despite the implementation of stringent emission control measures since 2013. Our modeling results show that the decrease in NOx, SO2, and PM emissions and increase in VOC emissions contributed to the urban ozone increases due to the nonlinear ozone chemistry and complex aerosol affects. VOC reduction measures should be implemented in the current and future policies to achieve the goal of improving the overall air quality.
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