Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1369-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1369-2016
Research article
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01 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 01 Apr 2016

Profiling the PM2.5 mass concentration vertical distribution in the boundary layer

Zongming Tao, Zhenzhu Wang, Shijun Yang, Huihui Shan, Xiaomin Ma, Hui Zhang, Sugui Zhao, Dong Liu, Chenbo Xie, and Yingjian Wang

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A new measurement technology of PM2.5 mass concentration profile near ground is addressed using a CCD side-scatter lidar and a PM2.5 detector. The PM2.5 mass concentration profile can be built upon the vertical distribution of the extinction coefficient for aerosol. The PM2.5 is always loading in the planet boundary layer with a complex muti-layer structure. The new method for PM2.5 mass concentration profile is useful for improving our understanding of air quality and atmospheric environment.