Articles | Volume 19, issue 20
Research article
28 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 28 Oct 2019

Air quality and acid deposition impacts of local emissions and transboundary air pollution in Japan and South Korea

Steve Hung Lam Yim, Yefu Gu, Matthew A. Shapiro, and Brent Stephens


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jun 2019) by Xiaohong Liu
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (04 Jul 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish as is (23 Jul 2019) by Xiaohong Liu

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Steve Hung Lam Yim on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2019)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (13 Sep 2019) by Xiaohong Liu
Short summary
This study assessed and quantified the transboundary air pollution (TAP) impact in Japan and South Korea. We found that ~70 % of annual ambient PM2.5 in Japan and South Korea was contributed by other countries in the region, and wet deposition had a greater impact on mixed forests in Japan and savannas in South Korea. Given these significant impacts of TAP in the region, it is paramount that cross–national efforts be taken to mitigate air pollution problems across East Asia.
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