Articles | Volume 22, issue 18
Research article
19 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 19 Sep 2022

An improved representation of fire non-methane organic gases (NMOGs) in models: emissions to reactivity

Therese S. Carter, Colette L. Heald, Jesse H. Kroll, Eric C. Apel, Donald Blake, Matthew Coggon, Achim Edtbauer, Georgios Gkatzelis, Rebecca S. Hornbrook, Jeff Peischl, Eva Y. Pfannerstill, Felix Piel, Nina G. Reijrink, Akima Ringsdorf, Carsten Warneke, Jonathan Williams, Armin Wisthaler, and Lu Xu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-438', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-438', Therese Carter, 20 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-438', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-438', Therese Carter, 20 Aug 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-438', Therese Carter, 20 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Therese Carter on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2022) by Arthur Chan
Short summary
Fires emit many gases which can contribute to smog and air pollution. However, the amount and properties of these chemicals are not well understood, so this work updates and expands their representation in a global atmospheric model, including by adding new chemicals. We confirm that this updated representation generally matches measurements taken in several fire regions. We then show that fires provide ~15 % of atmospheric reactivity globally and more than 75 % over fire source regions.
Final-revised paper