Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1495–1514, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1495–1514, 2022

Research article 31 Jan 2022

Research article | 31 Jan 2022

Single-particle characterization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in background air in northern Europe

Johannes Passig et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-722', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-722', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Johannes Passig on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Dec 2021) by Joachim Curtius
Short summary
The single-particle distribution of health-relevant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was studied at the Swedish coast in autumn. We found PAHs bound to long-range transported particles from eastern and central Europe and also from ship emissions and local sources. This is the first field study using a new technology revealing single-particle data from both inorganic components and PAHs. We discuss PAH profiles that are indicative of several sources and atmospheric aging processes.
Final-revised paper