Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7343–7355, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7343–7355, 2021

Research article 12 May 2021

Research article | 12 May 2021

Modeled changes in source contributions of particulate matter during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Yangtze River Delta, China

Jinlong Ma 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-2020-953', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Jan 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Hongliang Zhang, 01 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-953', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Hongliang Zhang, 01 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Hongliang Zhang on behalf of the Authors (01 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Apr 2021) by Thomas Karl
Short summary
Due to the reduced anthropogenic emissions during the COVID-19 lockdown, mainly from the transportation and industrial sectors, PM2.5 decreased significantly in the whole Yangtze River Delta (YRD) and its major cities. However, the contributions and relative importance of different source sectors and regions changed differently, indicating that control strategies should be adjusted accordingly for further pollution control.
Final-revised paper