Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Research article
02 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 02 Dec 2021

Wintertime subarctic new particle formation from Kola Peninsula sulfur emissions

Mikko Sipilä, Nina Sarnela, Kimmo Neitola, Totti Laitinen, Deniz Kemppainen, Lisa Beck, Ella-Maria Duplissy, Salla Kuittinen, Tuuli Lehmusjärvi, Janne Lampilahti, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Pasi P. Aalto, Petri Keronen, Erkki Siivola, Pekka A. Rantala, Douglas R. Worsnop, Markku Kulmala, Tuija Jokinen, and Tuukka Petäjä


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1202', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1202', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Mar 2021
  • AC1: 'Response on referee comments on acp-2020-1202', Mikko Sipilä, 15 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mikko Sipilä on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Jul 2021) by Paul Zieger
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Aug 2021) by Paul Zieger
AR by Mikko Sipilä on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Oct 2021) by Paul Zieger
AR by Mikko Sipilä on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2021)
Short summary
Metallurgical industry in Kola peninsula is a large source of air pollution in the (sub-)Arctic domain. Sulfur dioxide emissions from the ore smelters are transported across large areas. We investigated sulfur dioxide and its transformation to sulfuric acid aerosol particles during winter months in Finnish Lapland, close to Kola industrial areas. We observed intense formation of new aerosol particles despite the low solar radiation intensity, often required for new particle formation elsewhere.
Final-revised paper