Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
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Fate of the nitrate radical at the summit of a semi-rural mountain site in Germany assessed with direct reactivity measurements
- Final revised paper (published on 01 Jun 2022)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 07 Mar 2022)
- Supplement to the preprint
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RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-163', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Mar 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Patrick Dewald, 05 May 2022
RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-163', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Apr 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Patrick Dewald, 05 May 2022
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
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
The present work provides an evaluation of NO3 radical fates in a semi-rural site thanks to direct NO3 reactivity measurements during the TO2021 campaign in summer 2021. A Flow-Tube Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer (FT-CRDS) setup was used to measure the NO3 total reactivity and to estimate the contribution of BVOCs to this total reactivity. During this campaign, a number of other relevant measurements (NOx, O3, actinic flux, VOCs, …) were performed to allow for a comprehensive interpretation of the observations.
This study is fully relevant and the FT-CRDS is a very interesting technique to better understand the role of NO3 in the night-time chemistry. The paper is well written and provides detailed information on the experimental setup as well as a very thorough interpretation of the observations, and it is very much appreciable. In general, the scientific quality of this work is very good and once the authors have addressed the following minor points, I would be happy to recommend its publication in ACP.