Articles | Volume 20, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9883–9893, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9883–9893, 2020

Research article 26 Aug 2020

Research article | 26 Aug 2020

Aerosol concentrations variability over China: two distinct leading modes

Juan Feng et al.

Related authors

Simulated coordinated impacts of the previous autumn North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and winter El Niño on winter aerosol concentrations over eastern China
Juan Feng, Jianping Li, Hong Liao, and Jianlei Zhu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10787–10800,,, 2019
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Aerosols | Research Activity: Atmospheric Modelling | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
Present-day radiative effect from radiation-absorbing aerosols in snow
Paolo Tuccella, Giovanni Pitari, Valentina Colaiuda, Edoardo Raparelli, and Gabriele Curci
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6875–6893,,, 2021
Short summary
Seasonal variation in atmospheric pollutants transport in central Chile: dynamics and consequences
Rémy Lapere, Laurent Menut, Sylvain Mailler, and Nicolás Huneeus
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6431–6454,,, 2021
Short summary
Non-equilibrium interplay between gas–particle partitioning and multiphase chemical reactions of semi-volatile compounds: mechanistic insights and practical implications for atmospheric modeling of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Jake Wilson, Ulrich Pöschl, Manabu Shiraiwa, and Thomas Berkemeier
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6175–6198,,, 2021
Short summary
Aerosol acidity and liquid water content regulate the dry deposition of inorganic reactive nitrogen
Athanasios Nenes, Spyros N. Pandis, Maria Kanakidou, Armistead G. Russell, Shaojie Song, Petros Vasilakos, and Rodney J. Weber
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6023–6033,,, 2021
Short summary
Enhanced light absorption and reduced snow albedo due to internally mixed mineral dust in grains of snow
Tenglong Shi, Jiecan Cui, Yang Chen, Yue Zhou, Wei Pu, Xuanye Xu, Quanliang Chen, Xuelei Zhang, and Xin Wang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6035–6051,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Aw, J. and Kleeman, M. J.: Evaluating the first-order effect of intra-annual temperature variability on urban air pollution, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 108, 4365,, 2003. 
Chen, B. Q. and Yang, Y. M.: Remote sensing of the spatio-temporal pattern of aerosol over Taiwan Strait and its adjacent sea areas, Acta Scient. Circumstant., 28, 2597–2604, 2008. 
Cowan, T. and Cai, W. J.: The impact of Asian and non-Asian anthropogenic aerosols on 20th century Asian summer monsoon, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L11703,, 2011. 
Dawson, J. P., Adams, P. J., and Pandis, S. N.: Sensitivity of PM2.5 to climate in the Eastern US: a modeling case study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4295–4309,, 2007. 
Feng, J., Li, J. P., Zheng, F., Xie, F., and Sun, C.: Contrasting impacts of developing phases of two types of El Niño on southern China rainfall, J. Meteorol. Soc. Jpn., 94, 359–370,, 2016. 
Short summary
This paper explores the month-to-month variability of aerosol concentrations (ACs) over China. The AC variability is dominated by the monopole mode and the meridional dipole mode. The associated dynamic and thermal impacts of the climate systems are examined to explain their contributions to the formation of the two modes. The result suggests the variations are originating from the tropical Pacific, and extratropical atmospheric systems contribute to the dominant variabilities of ACs over China.
Final-revised paper