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Introduction to Special Issue - In-depth study of air pollution sources and processes within Beijing and its surrounding region (APHH-2 Beijing)

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  • Zongbo Shi
  • Tuan Vu
  • Simone Kotthaus
  • Sue Grimmond
  • Roy Harrison
  • Siyao Yue
  • Tong Zhu
  • James Lee
  • Yiqun Han
  • Matthias Demuzere
  • Rachel E. Dunmore
  • Lujie Ren
  • Di Liu
  • Yuanlin Wang
  • Oliver Wild
  • James Allan
  • Janet Barlow
  • David Beddows
  • William J. Bloss
  • David Carruthers
  • David C. Carslaw
  • Lia Chatzidiakou
  • Leigh Crilley
  • Hugh Coe
  • Tie Dai
  • Ruth Doherty
  • Fengkui Duan
  • Pingqing Fu
  • Baozhu Ge
  • Maofa Ge
  • Jacqueline F. Hamilton
  • Kebin He
  • Mathew Heal
  • Dwayne E. Heard
  • Charles Nicholas Hewitt
  • Min Hu
  • Dongsheng Ji
  • Xujiang Jiang
  • Rod L. Jones
  • Markus Kalberer
  • Frank J. Kelly
  • Louisa Kramer
  • Ben Langford
  • Chun Lin
  • Alastair C. Lewis
  • Jie Li
  • Weijun Li
  • Huan Liu
  • Miranda Loh
  • Keding Lu
  • Graham Mann
  • Gordon McFiggans
  • Mark R. Miller
  • Paul Monk
  • Eiko Nemitz (CEH)
  • Fionna O'Connor
  • Bin Ouyang
  • Paul I. Palmer
  • Carl Percival
  • Olalekan Popoola

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Abstract. The Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health in a Chinese Megacity (APHH-Beijing) programme is an international collaborative project focusing on understanding the sources, processes and health effects of air pollution in the Beijing megacity. APHH-Beijing brings together leading China and UK research groups, state-of-the-art infrastructure and air quality models to work on four research themes: (1) sources and emissions of air pollutants; (2) atmospheric processes affecting urban air pollution; (3) air pollution exposure and health impacts; and (4) interventions and solutions. Themes 1 and 2 are closely integrated and support Theme 3, while Themes 1-3 provide scientific data for Theme 4 to develop cost-effective air pollution mitigation solutions. This paper provides an introduction to (i) the rationale of the APHH-Beijing programme, and (ii) the measurement and modelling activities performed as part of it. In addition, this paper introduces the meteorology and air quality conditions during two joint intensive field campaigns - a core integration activity in APHH-Beijing. The coordinated campaigns provided observations of the atmospheric chemistry and physics at two sites: (i) the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in central Beijing, and (ii) Pinggu in rural Beijing during 10 November – 10 December 2016 (winter) and 21 May- 22 June 2017 (summer). The campaigns were complemented by numerical modelling and automatic air quality and low-cost sensor observations in the Beijing megacity. In summary, the paper provides background information on the APHH-Beijing programme, and sets the scene for more focussed papers addressing specific aspects, processes and effects of air pollution in Beijing.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7519-7546
JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Volume19
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Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019
Peer-reviewedYes

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