Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
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North China Plain as a hot spot of ozone pollution exacerbated by extreme high temperatures
- Final revised paper (published on 11 Apr 2022)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 18 Nov 2021)
- Supplement to the preprint
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-849', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Dec 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Pinya Wang, 06 Feb 2022
RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-849', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Jan 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Pinya Wang, 06 Feb 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Pinya Wang on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Feb 2022) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (15 Mar 2022) by Qiang Zhang
This study investigates the co-occurrences of extremes in surface O3 and extreme heat based on observation datasets, GEOS-Chem model simulations and latest CMIP6 outputs. Detailed analysis on historical and future projections of the coupled extremes as well as the health impact is discussed. The results represent the advances in understanding the interactions between extreme weather events and air pollution. In general, I find the manuscript well written and I recommend it for publication after addressing the following comments:
1. The section of model evaluation: I feel the discussions can be more elaborated (Supporting information), and a bit more detailed information such as mean bias, or fractional bias, etc., is useful to indicate more confidence in interpreting the simulated results.
2. In terms of the emissions: the authors only discussed anthropogenic emission inventory. How about biogenic emissions? Considering that biogenic emissions are quite important for ozone formation, particularly of the synergic effect of biogenic and anthropogenic emissions on ozone formation, it is useful to indicate how the biogenic emissions were treated in this study.
3. About the impact of extreme events on ozone: the compound extreme events have recently been raised as a substantial concern to ozone formation. At least adding a few sentences or references to discuss the compound extremes (i.e., multiple extremes occur simultaneously) and the associated impact on ozone formation is useful.
Does this mean downward surface solar radiation?