Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
Research article
20 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 20 Nov 2023

Increased importance of aerosol–cloud interactions for surface PM2.5 pollution relative to aerosol–radiation interactions in China with the anthropogenic emission reductions

Da Gao, Bin Zhao, Shuxiao Wang, Yuan Wang, Brian Gaudet, Yun Zhu, Xiaochun Wang, Jiewen Shen, Shengyue Li, Yicong He, Dejia Yin, and Zhaoxin Dong


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-502', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-502', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Bin Zhao, 08 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Bin Zhao on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (11 Sep 2023)  Supplement 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (11 Sep 2023)  Author's response 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Sep 2023) by Corinna Hoose
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Sep 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Sep 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Sep 2023) by Corinna Hoose
AR by Bin Zhao on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Surface PM2.5 concentrations can be enhanced by aerosolradiation interactions (ARIs) and aerosolcloud interactions (ACIs). In this study, we found  PM2.5 enhancement induced by ACIs shows a significantly smaller decrease ratio than that induced by ARIs in China with anthropogenic emission reduction from 2013 to 2021, making ACIs more important for enhancing PM2.5 concentrations. ACI-induced PM2.5 enhancement needs to be emphatically considered to meet the national PM2.5 air quality standard.
Final-revised paper