Introduction to the special issue "In-depth study of air pollution sources and processes within Beijing and its surrounding region (APHH-Beijing)"

Shi, Zongbo, Vu, Tuan, Kotthaus, Simone, Harrison, Roy M., Grimmond, Sue, Yue, Siyao, Zhu, Tong, Lee, James, Han, Yiqun, Demuzere, Matthias, Dunmore, Rachel E., Ren, Lujie, Liu, Di, Wang, Yuanlin, Wild, Oliver, Allan, James, Joe Acton, W., Barlow, Janet, Barratt, Benjamin, Beddows, David, Bloss, William J., Calzolai, Giulia, Carruthers, David, Carslaw, David C., Chan, Queenie, Chatzidiakou, Lia, Chen, Yang, Crilley, Leigh, Coe, Hugh, Dai, Tie, Doherty, Ruth, Duan, Fengkui, Fu, Pingqing, Ge, Baozhu, Ge, Maofa, Guan, Daobo, Hamilton, Jacqueline F., He, Kebin, Heal, Mathew, Heard, Dwayne, Nicholas Hewitt, C., Hollaway, Michael, Hu, Min, Ji, Dongsheng, Jiang, Xujiang, Jones, Rod, Kalberer, Markus, Kelly, Frank J., Kramer, Louisa, Langford, Ben, Lin, Chun, Lewis, Alastair C., Li, Jie, Li, Weijun, Liu, Huan, Liu, Junfeng, Loh, Miranda, Lu, Keding, Lucarelli, Franco, Mann, Graham, McFiggans, Gordon, Miller, Mark R., Mills, Graham, Monk, Paul, Nemitz, Eiko, O'Connor, Fionna, Ouyang, Bin, Palmer, Paul I., Percival, Carl, Popoola, Olalekan, Reeves, Claire ORCID:, Rickard, Andrew R., Shao, Longyi, Shi, Guangyu, Spracklen, Dominick, Stevenson, David, Sun, Yele, Sun, Zhiwei, Tao, Shu, Tong, Shengrui, Wang, Qingqing, Wang, Wenhua, Wang, Xinming, Wang, Xuejun, Wang, Zifang, Wei, Lianfang, Whalley, Lisa, Wu, Xuefang, Wu, Zhijun, Xie, Pinhua, Yang, Fumo, Zhang, Qiang, Zhang, Yanli, Zhang, Yuanhang and Zheng, Mei (2019) Introduction to the special issue "In-depth study of air pollution sources and processes within Beijing and its surrounding region (APHH-Beijing)". Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19 (11). pp. 7519-7546. ISSN 1680-7316

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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 focused papers addressing specific aspects, processes and effects of air pollution in Beijing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: atmospheric science,sdg 3 - good health and well-being,sdg 11 - sustainable cities and communities ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1902
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 09:37
DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-7519-2019

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