Rapid formation and evolution of an extreme haze episode in Northern China during winter 2015

@inproceedings{Sun2016RapidFA,
  title={Rapid formation and evolution of an extreme haze episode in Northern China during winter 2015},
  author={Yele Sun and Chen Chen and Yingjie Zhang and Weiqi Xu and Libo Zhou and Xueling Cheng and Haitao Zheng and Dongsheng Ji and Jie Li and Xiao Qi Tang and Pingqing Fu and Zifa Wang},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2016}
}
We investigate the rapid formation and evolutionary mechanisms of an extremely severe and persistent haze episode that occurred in northern China during winter 2015 using comprehensive ground and vertical measurements, along with receptor and dispersion model analysis. Our results indicate that the life cycle of a severe winter haze episode typically consists of four stages: (1) rapid formation initiated by sudden changes in meteorological parameters and synchronous increases in most aerosol… CONTINUE READING