Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8863–8882, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8863-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8863–8882, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8863-2021

Research article 11 Jun 2021

Research article | 11 Jun 2021

Boundary layer structure characteristics under objective classification of persistent pollution weather types in the Beijing area

Zhaobin Sun et al.

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Different weather types will shape significantly different structures of the pollution boundary layer. The findings of this study allow us to understand the inherent difference among heavy pollution boundary layers; in addition, they reveal the formation mechanism of haze pollution from an integrated synoptic-scale and boundary layer structure perspective.
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