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Dominance of large-scale atmospheric circulations in long-term variations of winter PM10 concentrations over East Asia

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Title
Dominance of large-scale atmospheric circulations in long-term variations of winter PM10 concentrations over East Asia
Other Titles
동아시아 겨울철 PM10농도 장기 변동에 영향을 주는 대기순환의 영향
Authors
Lee, Greem
Ho, Chang-Hoi
Chang, Lim-Seok
Kim, Jinwon
Kim, Maeng-Ki
Kim, Seong-Joong
Subject
Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Keywords
Particulate matter; PM10; Atmospheric circulation; Ural blocking; East Asia
Issue Date
2020-07
Citation
Lee, Greem, et al. 2020. "Dominance of large-scale atmospheric circulations in long-term variations of winter PM10 concentrations over East Asia". ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, 238(1): 1-16.
Abstract
Concentrations of wintertime particulate matters of diameters below 10 mu m (PM10) in South Korea and China have decreased since the 2000s largely owing to the emissions reduction policies of the two countries; however, this decreasing tendency has been notably weakened, or even been reversed, in recent years. This study examines the influence of large-scale atmospheric circulations on this PM10, change over East Asia for the winters (December-February) of the 2004/05-2015/16 period using an empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis. The first EOF mode, which accounts for 32.7% of the total variance, indicates decreases in PM10, concentrations until 2012 and thereafter increases in them particularly at most stations in eastern and northeastern China. Regression patterns of meteorological variables with respect to the first EOF time series indicate that the wintertime PM10, variations over East Asia are greatly influenced by the Ural blocking; the weakening of the Ural blocking after 2014 led to the weakening of cold air flows from the north and provided atmospheric conditions favorable for bad air quality events over East Asia. The second EOF mode, which accounts for 20.1% of the total variance, shows a similar spatial distribution as the linear trend of PM10, concentrations during the analysis period and would be related to the long-term changes in emissions. Our findings emphasize that the long-term variations in air quality over East Asia are affected primarily by the variations in large-scale atmospheric circulations with secondary contributions from the changes in emissions.
URI
https://repository.kopri.re.kr/handle/201206/12083
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.104871
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2019-2019, Development and Application of the Korea Polar Prediction System (KPOPS) for Climate Change and Disasterous Weather Events (19-19) / Kim, Joo-Hong (PE19130)
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