Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6217–6229, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6217-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6217–6229, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6217-2022
Measurement report
13 May 2022
Measurement report | 13 May 2022

Measurement report: Vertical profiling of particle size distributions over Lhasa, Tibet – tethered balloon-based in situ measurements and source apportionment

Liang Ran et al.

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The Tibetan Plateau (TP), the highest plateau in the world, plays a crucial role in regional and global climate. To examine the fingerprint left by human activities on the originally remote atmosphere, size distributions of particles from the ground to about 800 m were measured for the first time in summer 2020 in Lhasa, one of a few urbanized cities on TP. Potential sources of particles at different heights were explored. The contribution of emissions from religious activities was highlighted.
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