Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6737–6747, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6737-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6737–6747, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6737-2019

Research article 21 May 2019

Research article | 21 May 2019

Modeling the impact of heterogeneous reactions of chlorine on summertime nitrate formation in Beijing, China

Xionghui Qiu et al.

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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (15 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Apr 2019) by Andreas Hofzumahaus
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (29 Apr 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 May 2019) by Andreas Hofzumahaus
AR by Xionghui Qiu on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 May 2019) by Andreas Hofzumahaus
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Current chemical transport models cannot capture the diurnal and nocturnal variation in atmospheric nitrate, which may be relative to the missing atmospheric chlorine chemistry. In this work, the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model with improved chlorine heterogeneous chemistry is applied to simulate the impact of chlorine chemistry on summer nitrate concentrations in Beijing. The results of this work can improve our understanding of nitrate formation.
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