Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
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, Qiaoqiao Wang, Nan Ma, Weiwei Hu, Yang Gao, Zhijiong Huang, Junyu Zheng, Bin Yuan, Ning Yang, Jiangchuan Tao, Juan Hong, Yafang Cheng, and Hang Su


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 | EF: Editorial file upload
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
AR by Qiaoqiao Wang on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2022)  Manuscript 
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.
Final-revised paper