Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5739–5753, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5739-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5739–5753, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5739-2021

Research article 16 Apr 2021

Research article | 16 Apr 2021

The impact threshold of the aerosol radiative forcing on the boundary layer structure in the pollution region

Dandan Zhao et al.

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The influence of aerosol radiative forcing (ARF) on the boundary layer structure is nonlinear. The threshold of the modification effects of ARF on the boundary layer structure was determined for the first time, highlighting that once ARF exceeded a certain value, the boundary layer would quickly stabilize and aggravate air pollution. This could provide useful information for relevant atmospheric-environment improvement measures and policies.
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