Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Research article
08 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 08 Feb 2022

Simulated impacts of vertical distributions of black carbon aerosol on meteorology and PM2.5 concentrations in Beijing during severe haze events

Donglin Chen, Hong Liao, Yang Yang, Lei Chen, Delong Zhao, and Deping Ding


Interactive discussion

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Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Hong Liao on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Dec 2021) by Stefania Gilardoni
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (10 Jan 2022) by Stefania Gilardoni
AR by Hong Liao on behalf of the Authors (12 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The black carbon (BC) vertical profile plays a critical role in BC–meteorology interaction, which also influences PM2.5 concentrations. More BC mass was assigned into high altitudes (above 1000 m) in the model, which resulted in a stronger cooling effect near the surface, a larger temperature inversion below 421 m, more reductions in PBLH, and a larger increase in near-surface PM2.5 in the daytime caused by the direct radiative effect of BC.
Final-revised paper