Articles | Volume 21, issue 18
Research article
27 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 27 Sep 2021

Evaluation of the contribution of new particle formation to cloud droplet number concentration in the urban atmosphere

Sihui Jiang, Fang Zhang, Jingye Ren, Lu Chen, Xing Yan, Jieyao Liu, Yele Sun, and Zhanqing Li


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-23', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-23', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Fang Zhang on behalf of the Authors (25 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Jul 2021) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Jul 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish as is (19 Jul 2021) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
Short summary
New particle formation (NPF) can be a large source of CCN and affect weather and climate. Here we show that the NPF contributes largely to cloud droplet number concentration (Nd) but is suppressed at high particle number concentrations in Beijing due to water vapor competition. We also reveal a considerable impact of primary sources on the evaluation in the urban atmosphere. Our study has great significance for assessing NPF-associated effects on climate in polluted regions.
Final-revised paper