Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Research article
18 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 18 Aug 2016

Assessing the ammonium nitrate formation regime in the Paris megacity and its representation in the CHIMERE model

Hervé Petetin, Jean Sciare, Michael Bressi, Valérie Gros, Amandine Rosso, Olivier Sanchez, Roland Sarda-Estève, Jean-Eudes Petit, and Matthias Beekmann


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AR by Hervé Petetin on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Mar 2016) by Chul Han Song
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Apr 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Apr 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (01 May 2016) by Chul Han Song
AR by Hervé Petetin on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 May 2016) by Chul Han Song
Short summary
This paper presents the first combined measurements of both ammonium nitrate aerosols and their gaseous precursors (HNO3, NH3) in the Paris megacity, obtained during the FRANCIPOL and PARTICULES campaigns. This data set is used to investigate the nitrate formation regime within the city, which is particularly important considering the high contribution of nitrates in the fine aerosol pollution of Paris. In addition, it is also used to evaluate the CHIMERE chemistry-transport model.
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