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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3713–3724, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3713-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3713–3724, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3713-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 27 Mar 2020

Research article | 27 Mar 2020

The significant impact of aerosol vertical structure on lower atmosphere stability and its critical role in aerosol–planetary boundary layer (PBL) interactions

Tianning Su et al.

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We study the role of aerosol vertical distribution in thermodynamic stability and PBL development. Under different aerosol vertical structures, the diurnal cycles of PBLH and PM2.5 show distinct characteristics. Large differences in the heating rate affect atmospheric buoyancy and stability differently under different aerosol structures. As a result, the aerosol–PBL interaction can be strengthened by the inverse aerosol structure and potentially neutralized by the decreasing structure.
We study the role of aerosol vertical distribution in thermodynamic stability and PBL...
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