Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9983–9996, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9983–9996, 2015

Research article 07 Sep 2015

Research article | 07 Sep 2015

Diesel-related hydrocarbons can dominate gas phase reactive carbon in megacities

R. E. Dunmore et al.


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2015) by Frank Keutsch
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Aug 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Aug 2015) by Frank Keutsch
Short summary
Technological shifts between fuel sources have had unexpected impacts on atmospheric composition and these significant changes can go undetected if source-specific monitoring infrastructure is not in place. We present chemically comprehensive, continuous measurements of organic compounds in a developed megacity (London), that show diesel-related hydrocarbons can dominate reactive carbon and ozone formation potential, highlighting a serious underestimation of this source in emission inventories.
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