Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
13 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 13 Apr 2023

High frequency of new particle formation events driven by summer monsoon in the central Tibetan Plateau, China

Lizi Tang, Min Hu, Dongjie Shang, Xin Fang, Jianjiong Mao, Wanyun Xu, Jiacheng Zhou, Weixiong Zhao, Yaru Wang, Chong Zhang, Yingjie Zhang, Jianlin Hu, Limin Zeng, Chunxiang Ye, Song Guo, and Zhijun Wu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-440', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-440', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Min Hu on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes 
EF by Polina Shvedko (01 Dec 2022)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jan 2023) by Markku Kulmala
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Jan 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (31 Jan 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Mar 2023) by Markku Kulmala
AR by Min Hu on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
There was an evident distinction in the frequency of new particle formation (NPF) events at Nam Co station on the Tibetan Plateau: 15 % in pre-monsoon season and 80 % in monsoon season. The frequent NPF events in monsoon season resulted from the higher frequency of southerly air masses, which brought the organic precursors to participate in the NPF process. It increased the amount of aerosol and CCN compared with those in pre-monsoon season, which may markedly affect earth's radiation balance.
Final-revised paper