Articles | Volume 21, issue 20
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18 Oct 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 18 Oct 2021

Direct estimates of biomass burning NOx emissions and lifetimes using daily observations from TROPOMI

Xiaomeng Jin, Qindan Zhu, and Ronald C. Cohen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-381', Julieta Juncosa, 09 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Xiaomeng Jin, 29 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-381', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Xiaomeng Jin, 29 Jul 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-381', Anonymous Referee #3, 13 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Xiaomeng Jin, 29 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xiaomeng Jin on behalf of the Authors (29 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Aug 2021) by Hang Su
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (07 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (17 Sep 2021) by Hang Su
Short summary
We describe direct estimates of NOx emissions and lifetimes for biomass burning plumes using daily TROPOMI retrievals of NO2. Satellite-derived NOx emission factors are consistent with those from in situ measurements. We observe decreasing NOx lifetime with fire intensity, which is due to the increase in NOx abundance and radical production. Our findings suggest promise for applying space-based observations to track the emissions and chemical evolution of reactive nitrogen from wildfires.
Final-revised paper