Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3743–3762, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-3743-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3743–3762, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-3743-2022
Research article
21 Mar 2022
Research article | 21 Mar 2022

The impact of chlorine chemistry combined with heterogeneous N2O5 reactions on air quality in China

Xiajie Yang 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-2021-850', Erin E. McDuffie, 11 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-850', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Dec 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-850', Qiaoqiao Wang, 06 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Qiaoqiao Wang on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Feb 2022) by Steven Brown
RR by Erin E. McDuffie (15 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (20 Feb 2022) by Steven Brown
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Short summary
We use the GEOS-Chem model with additional anthropogenic and biomass burning chlorine emissions combined with updated parameterizations for N2O5 + Cl chemistry to investigate the impacts of chlorine chemistry on air quality in China. Our study not only significantly improves the model's performance but also demonstrates the importance of non-sea-salt chlorine sources as well as an appropriate parameterization for N2O5 + Cl chemistry to the impact of chlorine chemistry in China.
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