Articles | Volume 23, issue 19
Research article
12 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 12 Oct 2023

Volatile organic compound fluxes in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley – spatial distribution, source attribution, and inventory comparison

Eva Y. Pfannerstill, Caleb Arata, Qindan Zhu, Benjamin C. Schulze, Roy Woods, John H. Seinfeld, Anthony Bucholtz, Ronald C. Cohen, and Allen H. Goldstein


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-723', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-723', Anonymous Referee #3, 22 Jul 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-723', Eva Y. Pfannerstill, 10 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Eva Y. Pfannerstill on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (15 Aug 2023) by Annele Virtanen
AR by Eva Y. Pfannerstill on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2023)
Short summary
The San Joaquin Valley is an agricultural area with poor air quality. Organic gases drive the formation of hazardous air pollutants. Agricultural emissions of these gases are not well understood and have rarely been quantified at landscape scale. By combining aircraft-based emission measurements with land cover information, we found mis- or unrepresented emission sources. Our results help in understanding of pollution sources and in improving predictions of air quality in agricultural regions.
Final-revised paper