Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Research article
23 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 23 Jun 2021

Separating emission and meteorological contributions to long-term PM2.5 trends over eastern China during 2000–2018

Qingyang Xiao, Yixuan Zheng, Guannan Geng, Cuihong Chen, Xiaomeng Huang, Huizheng Che, Xiaoye Zhang, Kebin He, and Qiang Zhang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-28', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Qingyang Xiao, 21 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-28', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Qingyang Xiao, 21 May 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-28', Anonymous Referee #3, 05 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Qingyang Xiao, 21 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Qingyang Xiao on behalf of the Authors (21 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 May 2021) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
Short summary
We used both statistical methods and a chemical transport model to assess the contribution of meteorology and emissions to PM2.5 during 2000–2018. Both methods revealed that emissions dominated the long-term PM2.5 trend with notable meteorological effects ranged up to 37.9 % of regional annual average PM2.5. The meteorological contribution became more beneficial to PM2.5 control in southern China but more unfavorable in northern China during the studied period.
Final-revised paper