EFFECTS OF AEROSOLS ON THE KOREAN PENINSILA CAISED BY FIREWORKS IN CHINA DURING CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR
This study investigated the effects of fireworks using aerosol optical depth (AOD) and aerosol optical properties (AOP) from Terra/Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Sunphotometer, and PM (Particulate Matter) data were observed in Gwangju, South Korea and Shanghai, China. During the Lunar New Year period in 2014, the PM2.5 concentration by fireworks in Shanghai showed the highest concentration on the day of Lunar New Year, and air pollutants of long-range transport by fireworks were affected the increase of PM10 concentration and aerosol optical depth over the Korean peninsula). These results show that the effect of fireworks, which was recognized as a local air pollution problem, can be transported to the Korean peninsula from China. The results of this study can be very useful for monitoring the atmosphere by firework effect over the Korean Peninsula.