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Effect of heavy haze and aerosol pollution on rice and wheat productions in China
Tie, Xuexi1,2; Huang, Ru-Jin1,3,4; Dai, Wenting1; Cao, Junji1,5; Long, Xin1; Su, Xiaoli1; Zhao, Shuyu1; Wang, Qiyuan1; Li, Guohui1
2016-07-08
Source PublicationSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Volume6Issue:2016
SubtypeArticle
AbstractIn China, regional haze pollution is a serious environmental problem. The impact on ecosystem, however, is not clearly understood. This study investigates the effect of regional haze pollution on the yields of rice and wheat in China. The spatial and temporal distributions of aerosol optical depth (AOD) show high particulate pollution in the North China Plain region, Yangtze River Delta region, the central eastern China, and the Si Chuan Basin, coexisted largely with crop growth in time and space. The solar irradiance reaching these regions is estimated to reduce by up to 28-49%, calculated using the AOD distributions and tropospheric ultraviolet-visible (TUV) model. Reduction of solar irradiance in these regions can depress optimal yields of about 45% of rice and 75% of wheat growth in China, leading to 2% reduction in total rice production and 8% reduction in total wheat production in China. However, there are large uncertainties of the estimate related to the diffuse solar radiation. For high diffuse radiation case, the estimate reductions of rice and wheat decrease to 1% and 4.5%, respectively. A further detailed study is needed to clearly understand this effect to meet the growing food demand in the nation in the coming decades.
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology
DOI10.1038/srep29612
WOS KeywordVISIBILITY ; PHOTODISSOCIATION ; RADIATION ; EVENTS ; CLOUDS ; YIELD
Indexed BySCI
Language英文
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000379769900001
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/5713
Collection粉尘与环境研究室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Earth Environm, SKLLQG, Key Lab Aerosol Chem & Phys, Xian 710061, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Urban Environm, Ctr Excellence Urban Atmospher Environm, Xiamen 361021, Peoples R China
3.Xiamen Huaxia Univ, Ctr Atmospher & Marine Sci, Xiamen 361024, Peoples R China
4.Paul Scherrer Inst, Lab Atmospher Chem, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland
5.Xi An Jiao Tong Univ, Inst Global Environm Change, Inst Global Environm Change, Xian 710049, Peoples R China
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Tie, Xuexi,Huang, Ru-Jin,Dai, Wenting,et al. Effect of heavy haze and aerosol pollution on rice and wheat productions in China[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2016,6(2016).
APA Tie, Xuexi.,Huang, Ru-Jin.,Dai, Wenting.,Cao, Junji.,Long, Xin.,...&Li, Guohui.(2016).Effect of heavy haze and aerosol pollution on rice and wheat productions in China.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,6(2016).
MLA Tie, Xuexi,et al."Effect of heavy haze and aerosol pollution on rice and wheat productions in China".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 6.2016(2016).
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