Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub CategoryAtmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment
Session IDA-AS05
TitleContributions of local and long-range transport to air pollutants in mega-cities
Short titleRegional transport of air pollutants
Main ConvenerNameHongliang Zhang
AffiliationLouisiana State University
Co-Convener 1NameJianlin Hu
AffiliationNUIST Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
Co-Convener 2NameSri Harsha Kota
AffiliationIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Co-Convener 3NameJia Xing
AffiliationTsinghua University
ScopeMega-cities are more interested in control air pollution since they have more population, willingness and ability. Although mega-cities have more intensive local emissions, air pollutants can be transported from surrounding areas. Thus, local control measures only may be insufficient to reduce the pollution in mega-cities. It is important to quantify the contributions of local sources and long-range transport for controlling air pollution in regions downwind of heavy polluted areas. The topic is also specifically interesting to Japan and South Korean since they are heavily affected by pollution transported from China. This session will cover studies relating to determining contributions of source sectors and regions to air pollution in large cities worldwide using observations, back trajectories, chemical transport models and receptor modeling methods.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
Invited authors Bin Zhu(Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology)
Hong Liao(Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology)
Qi Ying(Texas A&M University)
Gulfran Beig(India Institute of Tropical Meteorology)
Huan Liu (Tsinghua University)
Yu Zhao (Nanjing University)