Supplementary material from "Cautionary tales on air-quality improvement in Beijing"
Published on 2017-09-14T08:13:34Z (GMT) by
The official air-quality statistic reported that Beijing had a 9.9% decline in the annual concentration of PM<sub>2.5</sub> in 2016. While this statistic offered some relief for the inhabitants of the capital, we present several analyses based on Beijing's PM<sub>2.5</sub> data of the past 4 years at 36 monitoring sites along with meteorological data of the past 7 years. The analyses reveal the air pollution situation in 2016 was not as rosy as the 9.9% decline would convey, and improvement if any was rather uncertain. The paper also provides an assessment on the city's PM<sub>2.5</sub> situation in the past 4 years.
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Zhang, Shuyi; Guo, Bin; Dong, Anlan; He, Jing; Xu, Ziping; Xi Chen, Song (2017): Supplementary material from "Cautionary tales on air-quality improvement in Beijing". The Royal Society.