In-depth study of the atmospheric chemistry over the Tibetan Plateau: measurement, processing, and the impacts on climate and air quality (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
In-depth study of the atmospheric chemistry over the Tibetan Plateau: measurement, processing, and the impacts on climate and air quality (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): ACP editors | Coordinators: Steven Brown and Lisa Whalley | Co-organizers: Chunxiang Ye, Jicheng Gong, and Wei Nie Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
The Tibetan Plateau is referred to as the third pole of the world and is representative of background region of the Earth’s atmosphere. Atmospheric photochemistry, in conjunction with the unique circulation pattern of Asian Monsoon outflow and prevailing westerly wind, leads to, as of yet, unidentified implications for climate change, the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere, local air quality, and health effects on local residents and visitors.

For a better scientific understanding of the background atmospheric chemistry and its impacts on climate change, air quality, and human health, multiple international campaigns, referred to as the @Tibet field campaigns, have been conducted since 2019 under the umbrella of the second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research Program (STEP). As supported by the major research plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) entitled fundamental researches on the formation and response mechanism of air pollution complex, the research conducted in the Tibetan Plateau and eastern China was underpinned by a number of instrument developments required to meet the specific demands of exploring air pollution and fundamental atmospheric photochemistry. This AMT–ACP joint special issue is therefore designed to intensively discuss data from @Tibet field campaigns and instrument development progress.

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28 Feb 2024
New particle formation induced by anthropogenic–biogenic interactions on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau
Shiyi Lai, Ximeng Qi, Xin Huang, Sijia Lou, Xuguang Chi, Liangduo Chen, Chong Liu, Yuliang Liu, Chao Yan, Mengmeng Li, Tengyu Liu, Wei Nie, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala, and Aijun Ding
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 2535–2553, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2535-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-2535-2024, 2024
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19 Feb 2024
Surprisingly high levels and activity contributions of oxygenated volatile organic compounds on the southeast of the Tibetan Plateau
Shuzheng Guo, Chunxiang Ye, Weili Lin, Yi Chen, Limin Zeng, Xuena Yu, Jinhui Cui, Chong Zhang, Jing Duan, Haobin Zhong, Rujin Huang, Xuguang Chi, Wei Nie, and Aijun Ding
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-262,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-262, 2024
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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15 Jan 2024
Research of low-cost air quality monitoring models with different machine learning algorithms
Gang Wang, Chunlai Yu, Kai Guo, Haisong Guo, and Yibo Wang
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 17, 181–196, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-181-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-181-2024, 2024
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10 Jan 2024
Assessing the assimilation of Himawari-8 observations on aerosol forecasts and radiative effects during pollution transport from South Asia to the Tibetan Plateau
Min Zhao, Tie Dai, Daisuke Goto, Hao Wang, and Guangyu Shi
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 235–258, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-235-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-235-2024, 2024
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04 Jan 2024
Aerosol–meteorology feedback diminishes the transboundary transport of black carbon into the Tibetan Plateau
Yuling Hu, Haipeng Yu, Shichang Kang, Junhua Yang, Mukesh Rai, Xiufeng Yin, Xintong Chen, and Pengfei Chen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 85–107, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-85-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-85-2024, 2024
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19 Sep 2023
Measurement report: Source apportionment and environmental impacts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in Lhasa, a highland city in China
Chunxiang Ye, Shuzheng Guo, Weili Lin, Fangjie Tian, Jianshu Wang, Chong Zhang, Suzhen Chi, Yi Chen, Yingjie Zhang, Limin Zeng, Xin Li, Duo Bu, Jiacheng Zhou, and Weixiong Zhao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 10383–10397, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-10383-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-10383-2023, 2023
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11 Sep 2023
Surface ozone over the Tibetan Plateau controlled by stratospheric intrusion
Xiufeng Yin, Dipesh Rupakheti, Guoshuai Zhang, Jiali Luo, Shichang Kang, Benjamin de Foy, Junhua Yang, Zhenming Ji, Zhiyuan Cong, Maheswar Rupakheti, Ping Li, Yuling Hu, and Qianggong Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 10137–10143, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-10137-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-10137-2023, 2023
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30 Aug 2023
In-depth study of the formation processes of single atmospheric particles in the south-eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau
Li Li, Qiyuan Wang, Jie Tian, Huikun Liu, Yong Zhang, Steven Sai Hang Ho, Weikang Ran, and Junji Cao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 9597–9612, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-9597-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-9597-2023, 2023
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24 Aug 2023
Measurement report: New insights into the mixing structures of black carbon on the eastern Tibetan Plateau – soot redistribution and fractal dimension enhancement by liquid–liquid phase separation
Qi Yuan, Yuanyuan Wang, Yixin Chen, Siyao Yue, Jian Zhang, Yinxiao Zhang, Liang Xu, Wei Hu, Dantong Liu, Pingqing Fu, Huiwang Gao, and Weijun Li
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 9385–9399, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-9385-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-9385-2023, 2023
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13 Jul 2023
O3 and PAN in southern Tibetan Plateau determined by distinct physical and chemical processes
Wanyun Xu, Yuxuan Bian, Weili Lin, Yingjie Zhang, Yaru Wang, Zhiqiang Ma, Xiaoyi Zhang, Gen Zhang, Chunxiang Ye, and Xiaobin Xu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 7635–7652, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-7635-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-7635-2023, 2023
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28 Jun 2023
Design and evaluation of a thermal precipitation aerosol electrometer (TPAE)
Shipeng Kang, Tongzhu Yu, Yixin Yang, Jiguang Wang, Huaqiao Gui, Jianguo Liu, and Da-Ren Chen
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 3245–3255, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-3245-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-3245-2023, 2023
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13 Apr 2023
High frequency of new particle formation events driven by summer monsoon in the central Tibetan Plateau, China
Lizi Tang, Min Hu, Dongjie Shang, Xin Fang, Jianjiong Mao, Wanyun Xu, Jiacheng Zhou, Weixiong Zhao, Yaru Wang, Chong Zhang, Yingjie Zhang, Jianlin Hu, Limin Zeng, Chunxiang Ye, Song Guo, and Zhijun Wu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 4343–4359, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-4343-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-4343-2023, 2023
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27 Mar 2023
Mobile MAX-DOAS observations of tropospheric NO2 and HCHO during summer over the Three Rivers' Source region in China
Siyang Cheng, Xinghong Cheng, Jianzhong Ma, Xiangde Xu, Wenqian Zhang, Jinguang Lv, Gang Bai, Bing Chen, Siying Ma, Steffen Ziegler, Sebastian Donner, and Thomas Wagner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 3655–3677, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-3655-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-3655-2023, 2023
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03 Feb 2023
Impacts of biomass burning and photochemical processing on the light absorption of brown carbon in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau
Jie Tian, Qiyuan Wang, Yongyong Ma, Jin Wang, Yongming Han, and Junji Cao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 1879–1892, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1879-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-1879-2023, 2023
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26 Jan 2023
Development of multi-channel whole-air sampling equipment onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle for investigating volatile organic compounds' vertical distribution in the planetary boundary layer
Suding Yang, Xin Li, Limin Zeng, Xuena Yu, Ying Liu, Sihua Lu, Xiaofeng Huang, Dongmei Zhang, Haibin Xu, Shuchen Lin, Hefan Liu, Miao Feng, Danlin Song, Qinwen Tan, Jinhui Cui, Lifan Wang, Ying Chen, Wenjie Wang, Haijiong Sun, Mengdi Song, Liuwei Kong, Yi Liu, Linhui Wei, Xianwu Zhu, and Yuanhang Zhang
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 501–512, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-501-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-501-2023, 2023
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09 Nov 2022
Quantifying the drivers of surface ozone anomalies in the urban areas over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Hao Yin, Youwen Sun, Justus Notholt, Mathias Palm, Chunxiang Ye, and Cheng Liu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 14401–14419, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14401-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14401-2022, 2022
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