Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Research article
17 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 17 Dec 2021

Development and evaluation of a new compact mechanism for aromatic oxidation in atmospheric models

Kelvin H. Bates, Daniel J. Jacob, Ke Li, Peter D. Ivatt, Mat J. Evans, Yingying Yan, and Jintai Lin


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-605', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-605', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Sep 2021
  • AC1: 'Author responses to referee comments', K.H. Bates, 05 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by K.H. Bates on behalf of the Authors (05 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Nov 2021) by Nga Lee Ng
Short summary
Simple aromatic compounds (benzene, toluene, xylene) have complex gas-phase chemistry that is inconsistently represented in atmospheric models. We compile recent experimental and theoretical insights to develop a new mechanism for gas-phase aromatic oxidation that is sufficiently compact for use in multiscale models. We compare our new mechanism to chamber experiments and other mechanisms, and implement it in a global model to quantify the impacts of aromatic oxidation on tropospheric chemistry.
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