Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15687–15703, 2018

Special issue: Study of ozone, aerosols and radiation over the Tibetan Plateau...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15687–15703, 2018

Research article 01 Nov 2018

Research article | 01 Nov 2018

Particle number size distribution and new particle formation under the influence of biomass burning at a high altitude background site at Mt. Yulong (3410 m), China

Dongjie Shang et al.


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AR by Min Hu on behalf of the Authors (23 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Aug 2018) by Yan Yin
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Sep 2018)
ED: Publish as is (12 Sep 2018) by Yan Yin
Short summary
Biomass burning (BB) activities have a great impact on the particle number size distribution in the upper troposphere of the Tibetan Plateau (TP), which could affect regional and global climate. We found that the cloud condensation nuclei concentration was 2–8 times higher during BB influenced periods than during clean periods on the TP. An unexpectedly low new particle formation frequency was found in clean atmosphere on the TP, due to low concentrations of anthropogenic precursors, i.e., SO2.
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