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

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Authors

  • Tuan Vu
  • Simone Kotthaus
  • Sue Grimmond
  • Siyao Yue
  • Tong Zhu
  • James Lee
  • Yiqun Han
  • Matthias Demuzere
  • Rachel E. Dunmore
  • Lujie Ren
  • Yuanlin Wang
  • Oliver Wild
  • James Allan
  • W. Joe Acton
  • Janet Barlow
  • Benjamin Barratt
  • Giulia Calzolai
  • David Carruthers
  • David C. Carslaw
  • Queenie Chan
  • Lia Chatzidiakou
  • Yang Chen
  • Leigh Crilley
  • Hugh Coe
  • Tie Dai
  • Ruth Doherty
  • Fengkui Duan
  • Pingqing Fu
  • Baozhu Ge
  • Maofa Ge
  • Daobo Guan
  • Jacqueline F. Hamilton
  • Kebin He
  • Mathew Heal
  • Dwayne Heard
  • C. Nicholas Hewitt
  • Michael Hollaway
  • Min Hu
  • Dongsheng Ji
  • Xujiang Jiang
  • Rod Jones
  • Markus Kalberer
  • Frank J. Kelly
  • Louisa Kramer
  • Ben Langford
  • Chun Lin
  • Alastair C. Lewis
  • Jie Li
  • Weijun Li
  • Huan Liu
  • Junfeng Liu
  • Miranda Loh
  • Keding Lu
  • Franco Lucarelli
  • Graham Mann
  • Gordon McFiggans
  • Mark R. Miller
  • Graham Mills
  • Paul Monk
  • Eiko Nemitz
  • Fionna O'Connor
  • Bin Ouyang
  • Paul I. Palmer
  • Carl Percival
  • Olalekan Popoola
  • Claire Reeves
  • Andrew R. Rickard
  • Longyi Shao
  • Guangyu Shi
  • Dominick Spracklen
  • David Stevenson
  • Yele Sun
  • Zhiwei Sun
  • Shu Tao
  • Shengrui Tong
  • Qingqing Wang
  • Wenhua Wang
  • Xinming Wang
  • Xuejun Wang
  • Zifang Wang
  • Lianfang Wei
  • Lisa Whalley
  • Xuefang Wu
  • Zhijun Wu
  • Pinhua Xie
  • Fumo Yang
  • Qiang Zhang
  • Yanli Zhang
  • Yuanhang Zhang
  • Mei Zheng

External organisations

  • Institute of Surface Earth System Science
  • Tianjin University
  • Birmingham University
  • University of Reading
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • King Abdulaziz University, Department of Environmental Sciences, Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
  • King Abdulaziz University
  • Institute of Atmospheric Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Peking University
  • University of York
  • King's College London
  • Universitat Bochum
  • Lancaster Environment Centre
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Florence
  • Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants
  • Ricardo Energy and Environment
  • University of Cambridge
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Tsinghua University
  • Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Leeds
  • CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
  • Zhejiang University
  • Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • University of Leicester
  • Met Office
  • Department of Chemistry and National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of York
  • China University of Mining and Technology
  • Capital Medical University China
  • Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Sichuan University

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

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7519-7546
Number of pages28
JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Volume19
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019

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