Articles | Volume 22, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15223–15242, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15223-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15223–15242, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15223-2022
Measurement report
30 Nov 2022
Measurement report | 30 Nov 2022

Measurement report: Increasing trend of atmospheric ion concentrations in the boreal forest

Juha Sulo et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-392', Santtu Mikkonen, 06 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-392', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Jul 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-392', Juha Sulo, 20 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Juha Sulo on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Oct 2022) by Andreas Petzold
RR by Santtu Mikkonen (27 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish as is (08 Nov 2022) by Andreas Petzold
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Short summary
We measured atmospheric ion concentrations continuously in a boreal forest between 2005 and 2021 and observed an increasing interannual trend. The increase in cluster ion concentrations can be largely explained by an overall decreasing level of anthropogenic aerosols in the boreal forest. This suggests that the role of ions in atmospheric new particle formation may be more important in the future.
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