Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Research article
12 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 12 Feb 2024

Iodine oxoacids and their roles in sub-3 nm particle growth in polluted urban environments

Ying Zhang, Duzitian Li, Xu-Cheng He, Wei Nie, Chenjuan Deng, Runlong Cai, Yuliang Liu, Yishuo Guo, Chong Liu, Yiran Li, Liangduo Chen, Yuanyuan Li, Chenjie Hua, Tingyu Liu, Zongcheng Wang, Jiali Xie, Lei Wang, Tuukka Petäjä, Federico Bianchi, Ximeng Qi, Xuguang Chi, Pauli Paasonen, Yongchun Liu, Chao Yan, Jingkun Jiang, Aijun Ding, and Markku Kulmala


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-311', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-311', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Xu-Cheng He on behalf of the Authors (12 Dec 2023)  Author's tracked changes 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (13 Dec 2023)  Manuscript   Supplement 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (14 Dec 2023)  Author's response 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Dec 2023) by Steven Brown
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Dec 2023)
ED: Publish as is (22 Dec 2023) by Steven Brown
AR by Xu-Cheng He on behalf of the Authors (28 Dec 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This study conducts a long-term observation of gaseous iodine oxoacids in two Chinese megacities, revealing their ubiquitous presence with peak concentrations (up to 0.1 pptv) in summer. Our analysis suggests a mix of terrestrial and marine sources for iodine. Additionally, iodic acid is identified as a notable contributor to sub-3 nm particle growth and particle survival probability.
Final-revised paper