Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6111–6128, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6111-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6111–6128, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6111-2021

Research article 23 Apr 2021

Research article | 23 Apr 2021

The thermodynamic structures of the planetary boundary layer dominated by synoptic circulations and the regular effect on air pollution in Beijing

Yunyan Jiang et al.

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Multiscale-circulation coupling affects pollution by changing the planetary boundary layer (PBL) structure. The multilayer PBL under cyclonic circulation has no diurnal variation; the temperature inversion and zero-speed zone can reach 600–900 m with strong mountain winds. The monolayer PBL under southwestern circulation can reach 2000 m; the inversion is lower than nocturnal PBL (400 m) with strong ambient winds. The zonal winds' vertical shear produces the inversion under western circulation.
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