Articles | Volume 17, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14473–14484, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14473-2017

Special issue: Anthropogenic dust and its climate impact

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14473–14484, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14473-2017

Research article 06 Dec 2017

Research article | 06 Dec 2017

Limited production of sulfate and nitrate on front-associated dust storm particles moving from desert to distant populated areas in northwestern China

Feng Wu et al.

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AR by Feng Wu on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (11 Jun 2017) by Jianping Huang
AR by Feng Wu on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Jun 2017) by Jianping Huang
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2017) by Jianping Huang
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Sep 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Sep 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (24 Sep 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Sep 2017) by Jianping Huang
AR by Feng Wu on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Oct 2017) by Jianping Huang
AR by Feng Wu on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Nov 2017) by Jianping Huang
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Short summary
Sulfate and nitrate in dust particles at a desert site and a 700 km downwind urban site in China were compared. The production of the two salts during the transport of dust particles was limited because of the adiabatic process of the dust-loading air movement. Significant sulfate and nitrate previously reported in dust-associated samples were very likely from locally emitted and urban aerosols or soil-derived particles rather than the products of chemical reactions on desert dust particles.
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