Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17715–17726, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17715-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17715–17726, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17715-2021

Research article 03 Dec 2021

Research article | 03 Dec 2021

Long-range transport of anthropogenic air pollutants into the marine air: insight into fine particle transport and chloride depletion on sea salts

Liang Xu 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-2021-623', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Weijun Li, 28 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-623', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Sep 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Weijun Li, 28 Oct 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-623', Anonymous Referee #3, 22 Sep 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Weijun Li, 28 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Manal Becker on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2021)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (08 Nov 2021) by Alexander Laskin
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Short summary
We quantified different types of marine aerosols and explored the Cl depletion of sea salt aerosol (SSA) in the eastern China seas and the northwestern Pacific Ocean. We found that anthropogenic acidic gases in the troposphere were transported longer distances compared to the anthropogenic aerosols and could significantly impact remote marine aerosols. Meanwhile, variations of chloride depletion in SSA can serve as a potential indicator for anthropogenic gaseous pollutants in remote marine air.
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