Articles | Volume 23, issue 19
Research article
04 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 04 Oct 2023

Evaluation of aerosol- and gas-phase tracers for identification of transported biomass burning emissions in an industrially influenced location in Texas, USA

Sujan Shrestha, Shan Zhou, Manisha Mehra, Meghan Guagenti, Subin Yoon, Sergio L. Alvarez, Fangzhou Guo, Chun-Ying Chao, James H. Flynn III, Yuxuan Wang, Robert J. Griffin, Sascha Usenko, and Rebecca J. Sheesley


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-367', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-367', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Jun 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-367', Sujan Shrestha, 11 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Sujan Shrestha on behalf of the Authors (11 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jul 2023) by Dantong Liu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Jul 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish as is (02 Aug 2023) by Dantong Liu
AR by Sujan Shrestha on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We evaluated different methods for assessing the influence of long-range transport of biomass burning (BB) plumes at a coastal site in Texas, USA. We show that the aerosol composition and optical properties exhibited good agreement, while CO and acetonitrile trends were less specific for assessing BB source influence. Our results demonstrate that the network of aerosol optical measurements can be useful for identifying the influence of aged BB plumes in anthropogenically influenced areas.
Final-revised paper