Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2999–3013, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2999-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2999–3013, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2999-2021

Research article 01 Mar 2021

Research article | 01 Mar 2021

Assessment of meteorology vs. control measures in the China fine particular matter trend from 2013 to 2019 by an environmental meteorology index

Sunling Gong et al.

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AR by Sunling Gong on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Oct 2020) by Joshua Fu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Oct 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (16 Oct 2020) by Joshua Fu
AR by Sunling Gong on behalf of the Authors (23 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Nov 2020) by Joshua Fu
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (01 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Jan 2021) by Joshua Fu
AR by Sunling Gong on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2021) by Joshua Fu
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Short summary
Surface concentrations of PM2.5 in China have had a declining trend since 2013 across the country. This research found that the control measures of emission reduction are the dominant factors in the PM2.5 declining trends in various regions. The contribution by the meteorology to the surface PM2.5 concentrations from 2013 to 2019 was not found to show a consistent trend, fluctuating positively or negatively by about 5% on the annual average and 10–20% for the fall–winter heavy-pollution seasons.
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