Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Research article
02 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 02 Oct 2019

Isotopic constraints on the atmospheric sources and formation of nitrogenous species in clouds influenced by biomass burning

Yunhua Chang, Yan-Lin Zhang, Jiarong Li, Chongguo Tian, Linlin Song, Xiaoyao Zhai, Wenqi Zhang, Tong Huang, Yu-Chi Lin, Chao Zhu, Yunting Fang, Moritz F. Lehmann, and Jianmin Chen


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AR by Yunhua Chang on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Aug 2019) by Sergey A. Nizkorodov
AR by Yunhua Chang on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The present work underscores the value of cloud water dissolved inorganic nitrogen isotopes as carriers of quantitative information on regional NOx and NH3 emissions. It sheds light on the origin and production pathways of nitrogenous species in clouds and emphasizes the importance of biomass-burning-derived nitrogenous species as cloud condensation nuclei in China’s troposphere. Moreover, it highlights the rapid evolution of NOx emissions in China.
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