Efficacy of Regional Air Quality Policies in China

China implemented aggressive emission controls in Autumn-Winter 2017-2018 in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region in North China to curb poor air quality in winter. Here we use the national monitoring network, satellite observations, and the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model to assess the efficacy of these emission controls.


Validation of national network with US Embassy observations in Beijing in Autumn-Winter (AW)

People: Gongda Lu

Funding: Chinese Scholarship Council funding to Gongda

External Collaborators: Tuan Vu, Zongbo Shi, Qiang Zhang, Lu Shen, Dongsheng Ji

Tools: GEOS-Chem, OMI, MOPITT, MEIC emission inventory


G. Lu, E. A. Marais, T. Vu, Z. Shi, D. Ji, L. Shen, Q. Zhang, Efficacy of regional air quality policies in China, in progress.