Articles | Volume 20, issue 20
Research article
19 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 19 Oct 2020

Sources and sinks driving sulfuric acid concentrations in contrasting environments: implications on proxy calculations

Lubna Dada, Ilona Ylivinkka, Rima Baalbaki, Chang Li, Yishuo Guo, Chao Yan, Lei Yao, Nina Sarnela, Tuija Jokinen, Kaspar R. Daellenbach, Rujing Yin, Chenjuan Deng, Biwu Chu, Tuomo Nieminen, Yonghong Wang, Zhuohui Lin, Roseline C. Thakur, Jenni Kontkanen, Dominik Stolzenburg, Mikko Sipilä, Tareq Hussein, Pauli Paasonen, Federico Bianchi, Imre Salma, Tamás Weidinger, Michael Pikridas, Jean Sciare, Jingkun Jiang, Yongchun Liu, Tuukka Petäjä, Veli-Matti Kerminen, and Markku Kulmala


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AR by Lubna Dada on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Aug 2020) by Kari Lehtinen
RR by Santtu Mikkonen (16 Aug 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Aug 2020) by Kari Lehtinen
AR by Lubna Dada on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We rely on sulfuric acid measurements in four contrasting environments, Hyytiälä, Finland; Agia Marina, Cyprus; Budapest, Hungary; and Beijing, China, representing semi-pristine boreal forest, rural environment in the Mediterranean area, urban environment, and heavily polluted megacity, respectively, in order to define the sources and sinks of sulfuric acid in these environments and to derive a new sulfuric acid proxy to be utilized in locations and during periods when it is not measured.
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