Seasonal Predictions Of Air Pollution In China Face Challenges – Eurasia Review

Regional and complex air pollution has become one of the main environmental and health issues in China. The variation in air pollution consists of the long-term trend and interannual–decadal and synoptic variation. Owing to strict regulations since 2013, the air quality has been greatly improved. Now, the prevention of air pollution has entered a critical stage in combination with climate change mitigation in China. Accurate seasonal to interannual prediction of air pollution (haze, surface ozone, and sandstorms) could support the government in planning for air pollution control on an annual basis.

In a recent paper published in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, Prof. Zhicong Yin from Nanjing University of Information Sciences and Technology reviews the progress made in air-pollution climate prediction, and gives some critical insights.

According to Prof. Yin, the long-term records of the PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) concentration increase the possibility of predicting seasonal pollutant concentrations. However, these reanalysis datasets contain high levels of uncertainty before the construction of China’s national monitoring network (i.e., before 2013). Therefore, developing and evaluating the available air pollution reanalysis datasets is a pressing issue.

Furthermore, owing to strict regulations since 2013, the air quality has been greatly improved in China. “Information on rapid changes in human activities and decadal changes in climatic factors should be considered and contained in air pollution prediction models in later work,” emphasizes Prof. Yin.

“It is also necessary to design and construct a coupled numerical model targeted at routine seasonal to interannual predictions of air pollution,” Prof. Yin adds. Most atmospheric chemical models are not designed for climate prediction.



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