Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Research article
24 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 24 Feb 2022

Interaction between aerosol and thermodynamic stability within the planetary boundary layer during wintertime over the North China Plain: aircraft observation and WRF-Chem simulation

Hao Luo, Li Dong, Yichen Chen, Yuefeng Zhao, Delong Zhao, Mengyu Huang, Deping Ding, Jiayuan Liao, Tian Ma, Maohai Hu, and Yong Han

Data sets

Air pollution data CNEMC https://www.


NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses, continuing from July 1999 NCAR

WRF-Chem Version 3.9 NCAR

Anthropogenic emission inventories in China: a review M. Li, H. Liu, G. Geng, C. Hong, F. Liu, Y. Song, D. Tong, B. Zheng, H. Cui, H. Man, Q. Zhang, and K. He

Trends in China's anthropogenic emissions since 2010 as the consequence of clean air actions B. Zheng, D. Tong, M. Li, F. Liu, C. Hong, G. Geng, H. Li, X. Li, L. Peng, J. Qi, L. Yan, Y. Zhang, H. Zhao, Y. Zheng, K. He, and Q. Zhang

Short summary
Aerosol–planetary boundary layer (PBL) interaction is a key mechanism for stabilizing the atmosphere and exacerbating surface air pollution. Using aircraft measurements and WRF-Chem simulations, we find that the aerosol–PBL interaction of different aerosols under contrasting synoptic patterns, PBL structures, and aerosol vertical distributions vary significantly. We attempt to determine which pollutants to target in different synoptic conditions to attain more precise air pollution control.
Final-revised paper