Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Research article
01 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2022

Fate of the nitrate radical at the summit of a semi-rural mountain site in Germany assessed with direct reactivity measurements

Patrick Dewald, Clara M. Nussbaumer, Jan Schuladen, Akima Ringsdorf, Achim Edtbauer, Horst Fischer, Jonathan Williams, Jos Lelieveld, and John N. Crowley


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-163', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-163', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Patrick Dewald on behalf of the Authors (05 May 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (08 May 2022) by Steven Brown
AR by Patrick Dewald on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2022)
Short summary
We measured the gas-phase reactivity of the NO3 radical on the summit (825 m a.s.l.) of a semi-rural mountain in southwestern Germany in July 2021. The impact of VOC-induced NO3 losses (mostly monoterpenes) competing with a loss by reaction with NO and photolysis throughout the diel cycle was estimated. Besides chemistry, boundary layer dynamics and plant-physiological processes presumably have a great impact on our observations, which were compared to previous NO3 measurements at the same site.
Final-revised paper