Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Research article
02 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2022

Fast climate responses to emission reductions in aerosol and ozone precursors in China during 2013–2017

Jiyuan Gao, Yang Yang, Hailong Wang, Pinya Wang, Huimin Li, Mengyun Li, Lili Ren, Xu Yue, and Hong Liao


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-27', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-27', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jiyuan Gao on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Apr 2022) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Apr 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 May 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 May 2022) by Johannes Quaas
Short summary
China has been implementing a sequence of policies for clean air since the year 2013. The aerosol decline produced a 0.09 ± 0.10°C warming during 2013–2017 estimated in this study, and the increase in ozone in the lower troposphere during this time period accelerated the warming, leading to a total 0.16 ± 0.15°C temperature increase in eastern China. Residential emission reductions led to a cooling effect because of a substantial decrease in light-absorbing aerosols.
Final-revised paper