Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
25 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2022

Influence of organic aerosol molecular composition on particle absorptive properties in autumn Beijing

Jing Cai, Cheng Wu, Jiandong Wang, Wei Du, Feixue Zheng, Simo Hakala, Xiaolong Fan, Biwu Chu, Lei Yao, Zemin Feng, Yongchun Liu, Yele Sun, Jun Zheng, Chao Yan, Federico Bianchi, Markku Kulmala, Claudia Mohr, and Kaspar R. Daellenbach


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-528', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jing Cai, 08 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-528', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jing Cai, 08 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jing Cai on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Oct 2021) by Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish as is (11 Nov 2021) by Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Jing Cai on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (19 Jan 2022) by Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz
Short summary
This study investigates the connection between organic aerosol (OA) molecular composition and particle absorptive properties in autumn in Beijing. We find that the molecular properties of OA compounds in different episodes influence particle light absorption properties differently: the light absorption enhancement of black carbon and light absorption coefficient of brown carbon were mostly related to more oxygenated OA (low C number and four O atoms) and aromatics/nitro-aromatics, respectively.
Final-revised paper