Articles | Volume 22, issue 13
Research article
07 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 07 Jul 2022

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their alkylated, nitrated and oxygenated derivatives in the atmosphere over the Mediterranean and Middle East seas

Marco Wietzoreck, Marios Kyprianou, Benjamin A. Musa Bandowe, Siddika Celik, John N. Crowley, Frank Drewnick, Philipp Eger, Nils Friedrich, Minas Iakovides, Petr Kukučka, Jan Kuta, Barbora Nežiková, Petra Pokorná, Petra Přibylová, Roman Prokeš, Roland Rohloff, Ivan Tadic, Sebastian Tauer, Jake Wilson, Hartwig Harder, Jos Lelieveld, Ulrich Pöschl, Euripides G. Stephanou, and Gerhard Lammel


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-32', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marco Wietzoreck, 14 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-32', Roland Kallenborn, 03 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marco Wietzoreck, 14 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marco Wietzoreck on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Apr 2022) by Sergey A. Nizkorodov
RR by Roland Kallenborn (07 May 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (13 May 2022) by Sergey A. Nizkorodov
Short summary
A unique dataset of concentrations and sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their alkylated, oxygenated and nitrated derivatives, in total 74 individual species, in the marine atmosphere is presented. Exposure to these substances poses a major health risk. We found very low concentrations over the Arabian Sea, while both local and long-range-transported pollution caused elevated levels over the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf.
Final-revised paper