TEMPORAL-SPATIAL CHANGES IN AEROSOLS DURING WINTER HAZE OF WUHAN： A TYPICAL HIGH-HUMID INLAND CITY IN CENTRAL CHINA
- 1State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province 430079, China
- 2Hubei Key Laboratory of Critical Zone Evolution, School of Geography and Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Keywords: Aerosols Optical Properties, Hygroscopic Growth, Haze, High-Humid Urban Condition
Abstract. Temporal and spatial changes of aerosols characteristics was investigated to improve understandings of haze in winters of Wuhan, based on measurements of a CIMEL sun-sky radiometer and a modified Dark Target (DT) method. A large increase in no-absorbing and fine-mode particle is the main characteristic of aerosol during winter haze periods. From no-haze to haze conditions, aerosol optical depth (AOD), fine-mode peak value of size distribution, and single scattering albedo increased respectively from 0.46, 0.47 µm3/µm2, and 0.84 to 0.93, 0.91 µm3/µm2, and 0.87. Based on above aerosol optical and microphysical properties, we re-calculated aerosol models and improved the DT method. Results showed that our improvement increased the expect error (%) from 17.9 to 70.9. Spatial distributions revealed that heavy aerosol loading often occurred in rural and suburban areas rather than city centre. With the haze developing, the AOD increased by ∼0.3 over north of Wuhan and showed a downward trend from north to south.