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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-249', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', shangfeng Chen, 27 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-249', Anonymous Referee #3, 19 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by shangfeng Chen on behalf of the Authors (07 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Nov 2021) by Ashu Dastoor
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (20 Dec 2021) by Ashu Dastoor
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.
Final-revised paper