Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Research article
15 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2022

Strong light scattering of highly oxygenated organic aerosols impacts significantly on visibility degradation

Li Liu, Ye Kuang, Miaomiao Zhai, Biao Xue, Yao He, Jun Tao, Biao Luo, Wanyun Xu, Jiangchuan Tao, Changqin Yin, Fei Li, Hanbing Xu, Tao Deng, Xuejiao Deng, Haobo Tan, and Min Shao


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-218', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ye Kuang, 24 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-218', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ye Kuang, 24 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ye Kuang on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 May 2022) by Sergey A. Nizkorodov
Short summary
Using simultaneous measurements of a humidified nephelometer system and an aerosol chemical speciation monitor in winter in Guangzhou, the strongest scattering ability of more oxidized oxygenated organic aerosol (MOOA) among aerosol components considering their dry-state scattering ability and water uptake ability was revealed, leading to large impacts of MOOA on visibility degradation. This has important implications for visibility improvement in China and aerosol radiative effect simulation.
Final-revised paper