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05 Oct 2020
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Impacts of future land use and land cover change on mid-21st-century surface ozone air quality: distinguishing between the biogeophysical and biogeochemical effects

Lang Wang, Amos P. K. Tai, Chi-Yung Tam, Mehliyar Sadiq, Peng Wang, and Kevin K. W. Cheung


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AR by Lang Wang on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 May 2020) by Frank Dentener
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (29 May 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 May 2020) by Frank Dentener
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (10 Aug 2020) by Frank Dentener
Short summary
We investigate the effects of future land use and land cover change (LULCC) on surface ozone air quality worldwide and find that LULCC can significantly influence ozone in North America and Europe via modifying surface energy balance, boundary-layer meteorology, and regional circulation. The strength of such “biogeophysical effects” of LULCC is strongly dependent on forest type and generally greater than the “biogeochemical effects” via changing deposition and emission fluxes alone.
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