Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Research article
03 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 03 Dec 2015

Organic nitrate aerosol formation via NO3 + biogenic volatile organic compounds in the southeastern United States

B. R. Ayres, H. M. Allen, D. C. Draper, S. S. Brown, R. J. Wild, J. L. Jimenez, D. A. Day, P. Campuzano-Jost, W. Hu, J. de Gouw, A. Koss, R. C. Cohen, K. C. Duffey, P. Romer, K. Baumann, E. Edgerton, S. Takahama, J. A. Thornton, B. H. Lee, F. D. Lopez-Hilfiker, C. Mohr, P. O. Wennberg, T. B. Nguyen, A. Teng, A. H. Goldstein, K. Olson, and J. L. Fry


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AR by Juliane Fry on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Nov 2015) by Athanasios Nenes
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Nov 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Nov 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Nov 2015) by Athanasios Nenes
AR by Juliane Fry on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2015)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This paper reports atmospheric gas- and aerosol-phase field measurements from the southeastern United States in summer 2013 to demonstrate that the oxidation of biogenic volatile organic compounds by nitrate radical produces a substantial amount of secondary organic aerosol in this region. This process, driven largely by monoterpenes, results in a comparable aerosol nitrate production rate to inorganic nitrate formation by heterogeneous uptake of HNO3 onto dust particles.
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