Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Research article
30 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 30 Mar 2021

Spatiotemporal variation, sources, and secondary transformation potential of volatile organic compounds in Xi'an, China

Mengdi Song, Xin Li, Suding Yang, Xuena Yu, Songxiu Zhou, Yiming Yang, Shiyi Chen, Huabin Dong, Keren Liao, Qi Chen, Keding Lu, Ningning Zhang, Junji Cao, Limin Zeng, and Yuanhang Zhang


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AR by Sarah Buchmann on behalf of the Authors (15 Jan 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jan 2021) by Aijun Ding
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (17 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Feb 2021) by Aijun Ding
AR by Xin Li on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Feb 2021) by Aijun Ding
Short summary
Due to their lower diffusion capacities and higher conversion capacities, urban areas in Xi’an experienced severe ozone pollution in the summer. In this study, a campaign of comprehensive field observations and VOC grid sampling was conducted in Xi’an from 20 June to 20 July 2019. We found that Xi'an has a strong local emission source of VOCs, and vehicle exhaust was the primary VOC source. In addition, alkenes, aromatics, and oxygenated VOCs played a dominant role in secondary transformations.
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