Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
03 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 03 Jan 2022

Impact of non-ideality on reconstructing spatial and temporal variations in aerosol acidity with multiphase buffer theory

Guangjie Zheng, Hang Su, Siwen Wang, Andrea Pozzer, and Yafang Cheng


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-55', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Guangjie Zheng, 24 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-55', Yunhong Zhang, 06 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Guangjie Zheng, 24 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Guangjie Zheng on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Oct 2021) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
Short summary
The recently proposed multiphase buffer theory provides a framework to reconstruct long-term trends and spatial variations in aerosol pH, while non-ideality is a major limitation for its broad applications. Here we proposed a parameterization method to estimate the impact of non-ideality and validated it against long-term observations and global simulations. With this method, the multiphase buffer theory can reproduce well aerosol pH variations estimated by comprehensive thermodynamic models.
Final-revised paper