Impact of Chinese air pollutants on a record-breaking PMs episode in the Republic of Korea for 11-15 January 2019 SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Impact of Chinese air pollutants on a record-breaking PMs episode in the Republic of Korea for 11-15 January 2019
Author(s)
Oh, Hye-Ryun; Ho, Chang-Hoi; Koo, Youn-Seo; Baek, Kwan-Gu; Yun, Hui-Young; Hur, Sun-Kyong; Choi, Dae-Ryun; Jhun, Jong-Ghap; Shim, Jae-Seol
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Jae Seol(심재설)
Publication Year
2020-02-15
Abstract
A record-breaking episode of highly concentrated particulate matter (PM) with diameters <= 2.5 mu m (PM2.5) and <= 10 mu m (PM10) occurred in the Republic of Korea during the period January 11-15, 2019: the hourly PM2.5 (PM10) in Seoul was 188 mu g m(-3) (262 mu g m(-3)) on January 14. At the Baengnyeong and Socheongcho stations, located in the Yellow Sea between China and Korea, the hourly PM2.5 concentration reached up to 155 mu g m(-3) and 119.8 mu g m(-3), respectively, 16-19-h prior to this episode. This and the fact that the maximum PM10, concentration at Baengnyeong was 199 mu g m(-3) indicated a westerly transport of air pollutants. Satellite observations and 72-h back trajectory analysis clearly indicate that air pollutants from China flowed into Korea via the westerlies. According to contribution analysis using particulate matter source apportionment technology in the Comprehensive Air-quality Model with extension, air pollutants originating from northeastern China including Hebei and Shandong provinces were largely linked to the present record-breaking high concentration event in Seoul. This study will elucidate the mechanism of transboundary transport of air pollutants and help East Asian countries cooperate on air quality management.
ISSN
1352-2310
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/38737
DOI
10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117262
Bibliographic Citation
ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, v.223, 2020
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
PARTICULATE MATTER; SOURCE APPORTIONMENT; RIVER DELTA; POLLUTION; QUALITY; AEROSOL; URBAN; SEOUL; PM10; PM2.5
Keywords
Transboundary air pollutant; PMs; Source contribution; CAMx-PSAT
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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