Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1559-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-1559-2024
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01 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 01 Feb 2024

Extreme weather exacerbates ozone pollution in the Pearl River Delta, China: role of natural processes

Nan Wang, Hongyue Wang, Xin Huang, Xi Chen, Yu Zou, Tao Deng, Tingyuan Li, Xiaopu Lyu, and Fumo Yang

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This study explores the influence of extreme-weather-induced natural processes on ozone pollution, which is often overlooked. By analyzing meteorological factors, natural emissions, chemistry pathways and atmospheric transport, we discovered that these natural processes could substantially exacerbate ozone pollution. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of ozone pollution and offer valuable insights for controlling ozone pollution in the context of global warming.
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