Articles | Volume 20, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15969–15982, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15969–15982, 2020

Measurement report 22 Dec 2020

Measurement report | 22 Dec 2020

Measurement report: Long-term variations in carbon monoxide at a background station in China's Yangtze River Delta region

Yijing Chen et al.


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AR by Yijing Chen on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Oct 2020) by Steven Brown
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish as is (02 Nov 2020) by Steven Brown
Short summary
CO is one of the major air pollutants. Our study showed that the long-term CO levels at a background station in one of the most developed areas of China decreased significantly and verified that this downward trend was attributed to the decrease in anthropogenic emissions, which indicated that the adopted pollution control policies were effective. Also, this decrease has an implication for the atmospheric chemistry considering the negative correlation between CO levels and OH radical's lifetime.
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