Articles | Volume 21, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14309–14332, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14309-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14309–14332, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14309-2021

Research article 27 Sep 2021

Research article | 27 Sep 2021

The regional impact of urban emissions on air quality in Europe: the role of the urban canopy effects

Peter Huszar et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-355', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-355', Anonymous Referee #3, 29 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Peter Huszar on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Sep 2021) by Stefano Galmarini
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Short summary
Urban areas are strong hot spots of emissions influencing local and regional air quality. Cities furthermore influence the meteorological conditions due to their characteristic surface properties and geometry. We found that if these latter effects are not included in the quantification of the impact of urban emissions on regional air quality, this impact will be overestimated, and this overestimation is mainly due to the enhanced turbulence that is present in cities compared to rural areas.
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