Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
16 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 16 Mar 2022

Interpretation of NO3–N2O5 observation via steady state in high-aerosol air mass: the impact of equilibrium coefficient in ambient conditions

Xiaorui Chen, Haichao Wang, and Keding Lu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-886', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-886', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xiaorui Chen on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2022) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Feb 2022) by Qiang Zhang
Short summary
We use a complete set of simulations to evaluate whether equilibrium and steady state are appropriate for a chemical system involving several reactive nitrogen-containing species (NO2, NO3, and N2O5) under various conditions. A previously neglected bias for the coefficient applied for interpreting their effects is disclosed, and the relevant ambient factors are examined. We therefore provide a good solution to an accurate representation of nighttime chemistry in high-aerosol areas.
Final-revised paper