Articles | Volume 21, issue 14
Research article
27 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 27 Jul 2021

Secondary organic aerosols from anthropogenic volatile organic compounds contribute substantially to air pollution mortality

Benjamin A. Nault, Duseong S. Jo, Brian C. McDonald, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Douglas A. Day, Weiwei Hu, Jason C. Schroder, James Allan, Donald R. Blake, Manjula R. Canagaratna, Hugh Coe, Matthew M. Coggon, Peter F. DeCarlo, Glenn S. Diskin, Rachel Dunmore, Frank Flocke, Alan Fried, Jessica B. Gilman, Georgios Gkatzelis, Jacqui F. Hamilton, Thomas F. Hanisco, Patrick L. Hayes, Daven K. Henze, Alma Hodzic, James Hopkins, Min Hu, L. Greggory Huey, B. Thomas Jobson, William C. Kuster, Alastair Lewis, Meng Li, Jin Liao, M. Omar Nawaz, Ilana B. Pollack, Jeffrey Peischl, Bernhard Rappenglück, Claire E. Reeves, Dirk Richter, James M. Roberts, Thomas B. Ryerson, Min Shao, Jacob M. Sommers, James Walega, Carsten Warneke, Petter Weibring, Glenn M. Wolfe, Dominique E. Young, Bin Yuan, Qiang Zhang, Joost A. de Gouw, and Jose L. Jimenez


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AR by Benjamin A Nault on behalf of the Authors (01 May 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 May 2021) by Maria Kanakidou
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Jun 2021) by Maria Kanakidou
AR by Benjamin A Nault on behalf of the Authors (16 Jun 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (24 Jun 2021) by Maria Kanakidou
AR by Benjamin A Nault on behalf of the Authors (25 Jun 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is an important aspect of poor air quality for urban regions around the world, where a large fraction of the population lives. However, there is still large uncertainty in predicting SOA in urban regions. Here, we used data from 11 urban campaigns and show that the variability in SOA production in these regions is predictable and is explained by key emissions. These results are used to estimate the premature mortality associated with SOA in urban regions.
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