Articles | Volume 22, issue 18
Research article
29 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 29 Sep 2022

Exploring the inorganic composition of the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer using medium-duration balloon flights

Hazel Vernier, Neeraj Rastogi, Hongyu Liu, Amit Kumar Pandit, Kris Bedka, Anil Patel, Madineni Venkat Ratnam, Buduru Suneel Kumar, Bo Zhang, Harish Gadhavi, Frank Wienhold, Gwenael Berthet, and Jean-Paul Vernier


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-910', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-910', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Dec 2021
  • AC1: 'Replies-to-reviewers', Hazel Vernier, 11 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Hazel Vernier on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 May 2022) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 May 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 May 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Jun 2022) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
AR by Hazel Vernier on behalf of the Authors (28 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The chemical composition of the stratospheric aerosols collected aboard high-altitude balloons above the summer Asian monsoon reveals the presence of nitrate/nitrite. Using numerical simulations and satellite observations, we found that pollution as well as lightning could explain some of our observations.
Final-revised paper