Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2063–2078, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2063-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2063–2078, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2063-2019

Research article 14 Feb 2019

Research article | 14 Feb 2019

Seasonal and diurnal variability in O3, black carbon, and CO measured at the Rwanda Climate Observatory

H. Langley DeWitt et al.

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AR by H.L. DeWitt on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Aug 2018) by Rupert Holzinger
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Sep 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Sep 2018) by Rupert Holzinger
AR by H.L. DeWitt on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2018) by Rupert Holzinger
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Short summary
Air quality in rapidly developing East Africa is a growing but understudied concern. We analyzed long-term black carbon, carbon monoxide, and ozone measurements from the remote Rwanda Climate Observatory and found that seasonal regional biomass burning raised black carbon levels to above-urban concentrations 6 months out of the year. Additional local pollution could exacerbate this issue. More regional monitoring needs to be done to understand and reduce air pollution in this region.
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