Articles | Volume 21, issue 22
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Air quality deterioration episode associated with a typhoon over the complex topographic environment in central Taiwan
- Final revised paper (published on 19 Nov 2021)
- Preprint (discussion started on 08 Apr 2021)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-204', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 May 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Chuan-yao Lin, 19 Aug 2021
- RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-204', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Oct 2021
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Chuan-yao Lin on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2021)  Author's response Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Oct 2021) by Stefano Galmarini
This manuscript studies a unique mechanism that the typhoons approaching to Taiwan from the east and the presence of the central mountain range result in a weak counter flow system behind the mountain range (lee vortex) and enhanced air pollution there, particularly at around the mountain slope rather than the coastal regions with emissions, during the summertime. The mechanism is clearly presented with both observations and model simulations (WRF-Chem). As the ACP journal scope is focused on studies with general implications for atmospheric science rather than investigations that are primarily of local or technical interest, my primary concern is about how the interesting results here are to be generalized to other locations of the world. Such a statement is better included. Second, there are several parts where additional justification and explanation are necessary. For example, description on observations is weak, for both TEPA monitoring and campaign observations (for example, in-situ measurement techniques, sampling flow rates, and ion analysis). Also, the roles of biogenic VOCs emitted from the forests near the mountain regions should be discussed. Overall, I would recommend publication but only after major revisions on these issues.
1, line 113-114: Specify measurement techniques for PM2.5 and O3, whose data are heavily used.