Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18351–18374, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18351–18374, 2021

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 et al.


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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