Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15199-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15199-2021
Research article
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13 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 13 Oct 2021

Dramatic changes in Harbin aerosol during 2018–2020: the roles of open burning policy and secondary aerosol formation

Yuan Cheng, Qin-qin Yu, Jiu-meng Liu, Xu-bing Cao, Ying-jie Zhong, Zhen-yu Du, Lin-lin Liang, Guan-nan Geng, Wan-li Ma, Hong Qi, Qiang Zhang, and Ke-bin He

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Open burning policies in Heilongjiang Province experienced a rapid transition during 2018 to 2020. This study evaluated the responses of PM2.5 pollution to this transition and suggested that neither of the policies could be considered successful. In addition, heterogeneous reactions were found to be at play in secondary aerosol formation, even in the frigid atmosphere in Heilongjiang. The unique haze in northeast China deserves more attention.
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