Articles | Volume 23, issue 13
Research article
11 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 11 Jul 2023

The variation in the particle number size distribution during the rainfall: wet scavenging and air mass changing

Guangdong Niu, Ximeng Qi, Liangduo Chen, Lian Xue, Shiyi Lai, Xin Huang, Jiaping Wang, Xuguang Chi, Wei Nie, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala, and Aijun Ding


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-33', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ximeng Qi, 29 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-33', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Apr 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ximeng Qi, 29 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ximeng Qi on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Jun 2023) by Radovan Krejci
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jun 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Jun 2023)
ED: Publish as is (04 Jun 2023) by Radovan Krejci
AR by Ximeng Qi on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The reported below-cloud wet-scavenging coefficients (BWSCs) are much higher than theoretical data, but the reason remains unclear. Based on long-term observation, we find that air mass changing during rainfall events causes the overestimation of BWSCs. Thus, the discrepancy in BWSCs between observation and theory is not as large as currently believed. To obtain reasonable BWSCs and parameterizations from field observations, the effect of air mass changes needs to be considered.
Final-revised paper