Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
17 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 17 Jan 2022

Duff burning from wildfires in a moist region: different impacts on PM2.5 and ozone

Aoxing Zhang, Yongqiang Liu, Scott Goodrick, and Marcus D. Williams


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-485', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Sep 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Yongqiang Liu, 04 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-485', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Yongqiang Liu, 04 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sarah Buchmann on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Nov 2021) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2021) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
Short summary
Duff is decomposed forest fuel under ground. Duff burning often occurs at the smoldering phase with low intensity and long periods, which has little impact on regional air quality. However, there is increasing evidence for duff burning during flaming phases. This study simulates the air quality impacts of duff burning during flaming phases in the southeastern US using a regional air quality model. The results indicate the important contributions of such burning to regional PM2.5 concentrations.
Final-revised paper