Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Measurement report
17 Dec 2021
Measurement report |  | 17 Dec 2021

Measurement report: Photochemical production and loss rates of formaldehyde and ozone across Europe

Clara M. Nussbaumer, John N. Crowley, Jan Schuladen, Jonathan Williams, Sascha Hafermann, Andreas Reiffs, Raoul Axinte, Hartwig Harder, Cheryl Ernest, Anna Novelli, Katrin Sala, Monica Martinez, Chinmay Mallik, Laura Tomsche, Christian Plass-Dülmer, Birger Bohn, Jos Lelieveld, and Horst Fischer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-694', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Clara M. Nussbaumer, 26 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-694', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Clara M. Nussbaumer, 26 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Clara M. Nussbaumer on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (04 Nov 2021) by John Liggio
AR by Clara M. Nussbaumer on behalf of the Authors (11 Nov 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
HCHO is an important atmospheric trace gas influencing the photochemical processes in the Earth’s atmosphere, including the budget of HOx and the abundance of tropospheric O3. This research presents the photochemical calculations of HCHO and O3 based on three field campaigns across Europe. We show that HCHO production via the oxidation of only four volatile organic compound precursors, i.e., CH4, CH3CHO, C5H8 and CH3OH, can balance the observed loss at all sites well.
Final-revised paper