Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8761–8773, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8761-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8761–8773, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8761-2021

Research article 10 Jun 2021

Research article | 10 Jun 2021

Physical and chemical properties of urban aerosols in São Paulo, Brazil: links between composition and size distribution of submicron particles

Djacinto Monteiro dos Santos et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-533', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-533', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Mar 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-533 by Djacinto Monteiro dos Santos', Djacinto Monteiro dos Santos, 11 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Djacinto Monteiro dos Santos on behalf of the Authors (22 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Apr 2021) by Frank Keutsch
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 May 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 May 2021) by Frank Keutsch
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Short summary
The metropolitan area of São Paulo (MASP), with very extensive biofuel use, has unique atmospheric chemistry among world megacities. In this study, we examine the complex relationships between aerosol chemical composition and particle size distribution. Our findings provide a better understanding of the dynamics of the physicochemical properties of submicron particles and highlight the key role of secondary organic aerosol formation in the pollution levels in São Paulo.
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