Articles | Volume 21, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16893–16910, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16893-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16893–16910, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16893-2021

Research article 19 Nov 2021

Research article | 19 Nov 2021

Air quality deterioration episode associated with a typhoon over the complex topographic environment in central Taiwan

Chuan-Yao Lin 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-2021-204', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 May 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
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Short summary
Taiwan and Hong Kong experience air quality deterioration as typhoons approach. However, the mechanism of the formation of poor air quality may differ and still not be well documented in Taiwan. The interaction between easterly typhoon circulation and Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range resulted in a lee side vortex formation. Simulation results indicated that the lee vortex and land–sea breeze, as well as the boundary layer development, were the key mechanisms.
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