Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
01 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2021

Isotopic constraints on atmospheric sulfate formation pathways in the Mt. Everest region, southern Tibetan Plateau

Kun Wang, Shohei Hattori, Mang Lin, Sakiko Ishino, Becky Alexander, Kazuki Kamezaki, Naohiro Yoshida, and Shichang Kang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1279', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Jan 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Shohei Hattori, 02 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Shohei Hattori, 02 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1279', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Shohei Hattori, 02 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Shohei Hattori on behalf of the Authors (02 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Apr 2021) by Eliza Harris
Short summary
Sulfate aerosols play an important climatic role and exert adverse effects on the ecological environment and human health. In this study, we present the triple oxygen isotopic composition of sulfate from the Mt. Everest region, southern Tibetan Plateau, and decipher the formation mechanisms of atmospheric sulfate in this pristine environment. The results indicate the important role of the S(IV) + O3 pathway in atmospheric sulfate formation promoted by conditions of high cloud water pH.
Final-revised paper