Articles | Volume 21, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11053–11068, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11053–11068, 2021

Research article 21 Jul 2021

Research article | 21 Jul 2021

Development of ozone reactivity scales for volatile organic compounds in a Chinese megacity

Yingnan Zhang et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-44', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-44', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by L.K. Xue on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Jun 2021) by Jason West
Short summary
We developed the localized incremental reactivity (IR) for VOCs in a Chinese megacity and elucidated their applications in calculating the ozone formation potential (OFP). The IR scales showed a strong dependence on chemical mechanisms. Both emission- and observation-based inputs are suitable for the MIR calculation but not the case under mixed-limited or NOx-limited O3 formation regimes. We provide suggestions for the application of IR and OFP scales to aid in VOC control in China.
Final-revised paper