Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
Research article
17 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 17 Aug 2021

Vehicle-induced turbulence and atmospheric pollution

Paul A. Makar, Craig Stroud, Ayodeji Akingunola, Junhua Zhang, Shuzhan Ren, Philip Cheung, and Qiong Zheng


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1243', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jan 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1243', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Feb 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1243', Paul A. Makar, 07 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 May 2021) by Ronald Cohen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 May 2021)
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Jun 2021) by Ronald Cohen
AR by Paul A. Makar on behalf of the Authors (10 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Paul A. Makar on behalf of the Authors (30 Jul 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (02 Aug 2021) by Ronald Cohen
Short summary
Vehicle pollutant emissions occur in an environment where upward transport can be enhanced due to the turbulence created by the vehicles as they move through the atmosphere. An approach for including these turbulence effects in regional air pollution forecast models has been derived from theoretical, observation, and higher-resolution modeling. The enhanced mixing, which occurs in the immediate vicinity of roadways, changes pollutant concentrations on the regional to continental scale.
Final-revised paper