Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Research article
26 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 26 Aug 2016

Significant increase of summertime ozone at Mount Tai in Central Eastern China

Lei Sun, Likun Xue, Tao Wang, Jian Gao, Aijun Ding, Owen R. Cooper, Meiyun Lin, Pengju Xu, Zhe Wang, Xinfeng Wang, Liang Wen, Yanhong Zhu, Tianshu Chen, Lingxiao Yang, Yan Wang, Jianmin Chen, and Wenxing Wang


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AR by L.K. Xue on behalf of the Authors (11 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jul 2016) by Steven Brown
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Aug 2016)
ED: Publish as is (11 Aug 2016) by Steven Brown
Short summary
We compiled the available observations of surface O3 at Mt. Tai – the highest mountain in the North China Plain, and found a significant increase of O3 concenrations from 2003 to 2015. The observed O3 increase was mainly due to the increase of O3 precursors, especially VOCs. Our analysis shows that controlling NOx alone, in the absence of VOC controls, is not sufficient to reduce regional O3 levels in North China in a short period.
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