Articles | Volume 22, issue 17
Research article
13 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 13 Sep 2022

The effect of clouds and precipitation on the aerosol concentrations and composition in a boreal forest environment

Sini Isokääntä, Paul Kim, Santtu Mikkonen, Thomas Kühn, Harri Kokkola, Taina Yli-Juuti, Liine Heikkinen, Krista Luoma, Tuukka Petäjä, Zak Kipling, Daniel Partridge, and Annele Virtanen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-147', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-147', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Jun 2022
  • AC1: 'Response to Reviewer comments on acp-2022-147', Sini Isokääntä, 28 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on AC1', Sini Isokääntä, 28 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sini Isokääntä on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Aug 2022) by Radovan Krejci
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish as is (17 Aug 2022) by Radovan Krejci
Short summary
This research employs air mass history analysis and observations to study how clouds and precipitation affect atmospheric aerosols during transport to a boreal forest site. The mass concentrations of studied chemical species showed exponential decrease as a function of accumulated rain along the air mass route. Our analysis revealed in-cloud sulfate formation, while no major changes in organic mass were seen. Most of the in-cloud-formed sulfate could be assigned to particle sizes above 200 nm.
Final-revised paper