Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Research article
26 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 26 Jan 2024

Meteorological characteristics of extreme ozone pollution events in China and their future predictions

Yang Yang, Yang Zhou, Hailong Wang, Mengyun Li, Huimin Li, Pinya Wang, Xu Yue, Ke Li, Jia Zhu, and Hong Liao

Data sets

ERA5 monthly averaged data on pressure levels from 1940 to present H. Hersbach et al.

Model code and software

geoschem/geos-chem: GEOS-Chem 12.9.3 (12.9.3) The International GEOS-Chem User Community

Short summary
This study reveals that extreme ozone pollution over the North China Plain and Yangtze River Delta is due to the chemical production related to hot and dry conditions, and the regional transport explains the ozone pollution over the Sichuan Basin and Pearl River Delta. The frequency of meteorological conditions of the extreme ozone pollution increases from the past to the future. The sustainable scenario is the optimal path to retaining clean air in China in the future.
Final-revised paper