Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Measurement report
01 Sep 2021
Measurement report |  | 01 Sep 2021

Measurement report: Source apportionment of volatile organic compounds at the remote high-altitude Maïdo observatory

Bert Verreyken, Crist Amelynck, Niels Schoon, Jean-François Müller, Jérôme Brioude, Nicolas Kumps, Christian Hermans, Jean-Marc Metzger, Aurélie Colomb, and Trissevgeni Stavrakou


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-124', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-124', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Jun 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-124', Bert Verreyken, 02 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Bert Verreyken on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Aug 2021) by John Liggio

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Bert Verreyken on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (30 Aug 2021) by John Liggio
Short summary
We present a 2-year dataset of trace gas concentrations, specifically an array of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), recorded at the Maïdo observatory, a remote tropical high-altitude site located on a small island in the southwest Indian Ocean. We found that island-scale transport is an important driver for the daily cycle of VOC concentrations. During the day, surface emissions from the island affect the atmospheric composition at Maïdo greatly, while at night this impact is strongly reduced.
Final-revised paper