Articles | Volume 22, issue 16
Research article
29 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 29 Aug 2022

Composition and reactivity of volatile organic compounds in the South Coast Air Basin and San Joaquin Valley of California

Shang Liu, Barbara Barletta, Rebecca S. Hornbrook, Alan Fried, Jeff Peischl, Simone Meinardi, Matthew Coggon, Aaron Lamplugh, Jessica B. Gilman, Georgios I. Gkatzelis, Carsten Warneke, Eric C. Apel, Alan J. Hills, Ilann Bourgeois, James Walega, Petter Weibring, Dirk Richter, Toshihiro Kuwayama, Michael FitzGibbon, and Donald Blake


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-399', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-399', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Jul 2022
  • AC1: 'Author Comment on acp-2022-399', Shang Liu, 13 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Shang Liu on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2022) by Arthur Chan
Short summary
California’s ozone persistently exceeds the air quality standards. We studied the spatial distribution of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that produce ozone over the most polluted regions in California using aircraft measurements. We find that the oxygenated VOCs have the highest ozone formation potential. Spatially, biogenic VOCs are important during high ozone episodes in the South Coast Air Basin, while dairy emissions may be critical for ozone production in San Joaquin Valley.
Final-revised paper