Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Research article
03 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 03 Feb 2022

Distinct evolutions of haze pollution from winter to the following spring over the North China Plain: role of the North Atlantic sea surface temperature anomalies

Linye Song, Shangfeng Chen, Wen Chen, Jianping Guo, Conglan Cheng, and Yong Wang

Data sets

Monthly and daily mean atmospheric reanalysis data NCEP-NCAR

NOAA Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (SST) V5 data sets NOAA

Climate Prediction Center atmospheric teleconnections Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

Short summary
This study shows that in most years when haze pollution (HP) over the North China Plain (NCP) is more (less) serious in winter, air conditions in the following spring are also worse (better) than normal. Conversely, there are some years when HP in the following spring is opposed to that in winter. It is found that North Atlantic sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies play important roles in HP evolution over the NCP. Thus North Atlantic SST is an important preceding signal for NCP HP evolution.
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