Articles | Volume 21, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16183–16201, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16183-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16183–16201, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16183-2021

Research article 04 Nov 2021

Research article | 04 Nov 2021

Process-based and observation-constrained SOA simulations in China: the role of semivolatile and intermediate-volatility organic compounds and OH levels

Ruqian Miao 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-2021-628', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-628', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Qi Chen on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Oct 2021) by Qiang Zhang
AR by Qi Chen on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We apply process-based and observation-constrained schemes to simulate organic aerosol in China and conduct comprehensive model–observation comparisons. The results show that anthropogenic semivolatile and intermediate-volatility organic compounds (SVOCs and IVOCs) are the main sources of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) in polluted regions, for which the residential sector is perhaps the predominant contributor. The hydroxyl radical level is also important for SOA modeling in polluted regions.
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