JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment

[A-AS05] [EE] Contributions of local and long-range transport to air pollutants in mega-cities

Thu. May 25, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[AAS05-P06] Correlation patterns and seasonal scaling behaviors of PM2.5 concentration in China

*yongwen zhang1, xiaosong chen1 (1.CAS Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190, China;)

Recently China has been suffering from air pollution. Aerosols or particulate matters are an important component of the atmosphere, transporting under complex meteorological conditions. Here the data of PM2.5 observations provided by the ministry of environmental protection, is first studied by a complex networks approach. We calculate the cross-correlation function for different seasons. The seasonal scaling behaviour of the probability distribution function of correlation can be observed. We report the two types of correlations, which correspond to the local and long-range interactions respectively. The local interaction is mainly caused by free expansion or transmission by wind. And a whole picture about the direction of transmission of PM2.5 is given in China for different seasons. The long-range interaction is correlated with atmospheric waves.