Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
29 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 29 Jan 2021

Increased new particle yields with largely decreased probability of survival to CCN size at the summit of Mt. Tai under reduced SO2 emissions

Yujiao Zhu, Likun Xue, Jian Gao, Jianmin Chen, Hongyong Li, Yong Zhao, Zhaoxin Guo, Tianshu Chen, Liang Wen, Penggang Zheng, Ye Shan, Xinfeng Wang, Tao Wang, Xiaohong Yao, and Wenxing Wang


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AR by Yujiao Zhu on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Nov 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (01 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Dec 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Yujiao Zhu on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Dec 2020) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
Short summary
This work investigates the long-term changes in new particle formation (NPF) events under reduced SO2 emissions at the summit of Mt. Tai during seven campaigns from 2007 to 2018. We found the NPF intensity increased 2- to 3-fold in 2018 compared to 2007. In contrast, the probability of new particles growing to CCN size largely decreased. Changes to biogenic VOCs and anthropogenic emissions are proposed to explain the distinct NPF characteristics.
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