Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Research article
13 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 13 Oct 2021

Dramatic changes in Harbin aerosol during 2018–2020: the roles of open burning policy and secondary aerosol formation

Yuan Cheng, Qin-qin Yu, Jiu-meng Liu, Xu-bing Cao, Ying-jie Zhong, Zhen-yu Du, Lin-lin Liang, Guan-nan Geng, Wan-li Ma, Hong Qi, Qiang Zhang, and Ke-bin He


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-522', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yuan Cheng, 08 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-522', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Yuan Cheng, 08 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Yuan Cheng on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Sep 2021) by Hailong Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (16 Sep 2021) by Hailong Wang
Short summary
Open burning policies in Heilongjiang Province experienced a rapid transition during 2018 to 2020. This study evaluated the responses of PM2.5 pollution to this transition and suggested that neither of the policies could be considered successful. In addition, heterogeneous reactions were found to be at play in secondary aerosol formation, even in the frigid atmosphere in Heilongjiang. The unique haze in northeast China deserves more attention.
Final-revised paper