Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Research article
28 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 28 Apr 2021

Seasonal variation in atmospheric pollutants transport in central Chile: dynamics and consequences

Rémy Lapere, Laurent Menut, Sylvain Mailler, and Nicolás Huneeus


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1249', Anonymous Referee #3, 16 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Referee comment on acp-2020-1249', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Feb 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rémy Lapere on behalf of the Authors (19 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Mar 2021) by Aurélien Dommergue
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish as is (22 Mar 2021) by Aurélien Dommergue
Short summary
Based on modeling, the transport dynamics of ozone and fine particles in central Chile are investigated. Santiago emissions are found to influence air quality along a 1000 km plume as far as Argentina and northern Chile. In turn, emissions outside the metropolis contribute significantly to its recorded particles concentration. Emissions of precursors from Santiago are found to lead to the formation of a persistent ozone bubble in altitude, a phenomenon which is described for the first time.
Final-revised paper