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The Effect of 2008 Beijing Olympic on Korean Air Quality
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The Effect of 2008 Beijing Olympic on Korean Air Quality
Song, Hyung-Do; Choi, Jin-Soo; Hong, Sung-Chel; Chang, lim-Seok; Kim, Jung-Soo; Lee, Suk-Jo;
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This study aims to identify the impacts of air quality in the Korean Peninsula according to the China's environmental policies in preparation of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The measurement of emission variations in China, aircraft measurement, and modelling were carried out. The reduction measures in Beijing, China and its emission changes resulted in in decrease out of the total emissions within the Beijing region, whereas when it comes to the whole nation of China, the reduction rate was about . Comparing the concentration of the air pollutants in Seoul and Ganghwa in August 2008 during around the period of Beijing Olympic Games with one in showed that the concentrations in the past was above 5ppb, while the concentration in the 2008 olympic period was 4ppb and below. The NOx at the Seokmori site in Ganghwa tended to be lower in concentration in 2008 than in between . As for and , the concentration tended to be rather low since August 11. The air current track that showed during the period of aircraft measurement presented to be flowed into Korea through the Northeast part of China and the coast of Bohai Bay, while the concentrations of . NOx, and over the west sea on August 20 and 24 were 0.54 (0.28ppb), 0.86 (1.84ppb), and 54.0 (41.5ppb) respectively, similar or lower than the ones measured in the past in the similar current patterns. The modelling result showed similar patterns to the data of aircraft measurement, in particular in . Overall, the reduction measures in Beijing, China affected directly and indirectly the air quality in the Korean peninsular, but the impact was not significant as it was momentary and limited to the intended area.
Long-lange transboundary;Aircraft measurement;Backward trajectory;
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