Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 255–267, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 255–267, 2021

Research article 14 Jan 2021

Research article | 14 Jan 2021

Atmospheric evolution of emissions from a boreal forest fire: the formation of highly functionalized oxygen-, nitrogen-, and sulfur-containing organic compounds

Jenna C. Ditto et al.


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AR by Katja Gänger on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Oct 2020) by James Allan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish as is (04 Nov 2020) by James Allan
AR by Jenna Ditto on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Forest fires are an important source of reactive organic gases and aerosols to the atmosphere. We analyzed organic aerosols collected from an aircraft above a boreal forest fire and reported an increasing contribution from compounds containing oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur as the plume aged, with sulfide and ring-bound nitrogen functionality. Our results demonstrated chemistry that is important in biomass burning but also in urban/developing regions with high local nitrogen and sulfur emissions.
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