Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1203–1216, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1203-2018

Special issue: Atmospheric pollution in the Himalayan foothills: The SusKat-ABC...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1203–1216, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1203-2018

Research article 30 Jan 2018

Research article | 30 Jan 2018

Transport of regional pollutants through a remote trans-Himalayan valley in Nepal

Shradda Dhungel et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Mar 2017) by Elizabeth Stone
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Mar 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (02 May 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 May 2017) by Elizabeth Stone
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Sep 2017) by Elizabeth Stone
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Sep 2017) by Elizabeth Stone
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Oct 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (27 Oct 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (29 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Nov 2017) by Elizabeth Stone
AR by Shradda Dhungel on behalf of the Authors (18 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Dec 2017) by Elizabeth Stone
AR by Shradda Dhungel on behalf of the Authors (26 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We analyze seasonal and diurnal concentrations of black carbon (BC), ozone, and associated meteorological conditions within a remote trans-Himalayan valley in western Nepal. We observe elevated BC concentrations during non-monsoon seasons, frequent and persistent episodes of higher-than-average concentrations, and net up-valley fluxes throughout the year. The findings provide direct observational evidence of trans-Himalayan valleys serving as vital pollutant transport pathways.
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