Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8357–8376, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8357–8376, 2021

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 et al.

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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.
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