Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13393–13411, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13393–13411, 2015

Research article 07 Dec 2015

Research article | 07 Dec 2015

Biomass burning emissions of trace gases and particles in marine air at Cape Grim, Tasmania

S. J. Lawson et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sarah Lawson on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Nov 2015) by Andreas Engel
Short summary
Biomass burning (BB) plumes were opportunistically measured at the Cape Grim Baseline Station in Tasmania, Australia. We provide a unique set of trace gas and particle emission factors for temperate Australian coastal heathland fires, and attribute a major short-lived enhancement in emission ratios to a minor rainfall event. The ability of BB particles to act as cloud condensation nuclei, and the contribution of BB emissions to observed particle growth and ozone enhancements are discussed.
Final-revised paper