Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 7273–7285, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-7273-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 7273–7285, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-7273-2022
Research article
07 Jun 2022
Research article | 07 Jun 2022

Impact of eastern and central Pacific El Niño on lower tropospheric ozone in China

Zhongjing Jiang and Jing Li

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Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-942', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-942', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Prof Li on behalf of the Authors (12 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Apr 2022) by Xiaohong Liu
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 May 2022) by Xiaohong Liu
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Short summary
This study investigates the changes of tropospheric ozone in China associated with EP and CP El Niño, using satellite observations and the GEOS-Chem model. We found that El Niño generally leads to lower tropospheric ozone (LTO) decrease over most parts of China; La Niña acts the opposite. The difference between LTO changes during EP and CP El Niño primarily lies in southern China. Regional transport and chemical processes play the leading and secondary roles in driving the LTO changes.
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