Articles | Volume 22, issue 22
Research article
22 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 22 Nov 2022

Examining the implications of photochemical indicators for O3–NOx–VOC sensitivity and control strategies: a case study in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD), China

Xun Li, Momei Qin, Lin Li, Kangjia Gong, Huizhong Shen, Jingyi Li, and Jianlin Hu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-493', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Momei Qin, 19 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-493', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Momei Qin on behalf of the Authors (19 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Sep 2022) by Zhibin Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Oct 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish as is (20 Oct 2022) by Zhibin Wang
Short summary
Photochemical indicators have been widely used to predict O3–NOx–VOC sensitivity with given thresholds. Here we assessed the effectiveness of four indicators with a case study in the Yangtze River Delta, China. The overall performance was good, while some indicators showed inconsistencies with the O3 isopleths. The methodology used to determine the thresholds may produce uncertainties. These results would improve our understanding of the use of photochemical indicators in policy implications.
Final-revised paper