Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Research article
21 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 21 Aug 2019

Identifying persistent temperature inversion events in a subalpine basin using radon-222

Dafina Kikaj, Janja Vaupotič, and Scott D. Chambers


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jun 2019) by Robyn Schofield
RR by Roberto Salzano (26 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Jul 2019) by Robyn Schofield
AR by Dafina Kikaj on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
A new method was developed to identify persistent temperature inversion events in a subalpine basin using a radon-based method (RBM). By comparing with an existing pseudo-vertical temperature gradient method, the RBM was shown to be more reliable and seasonally independent. The RBM has the potential to increase the understanding of meteorological controls on air pollution episodes in complex terrain beyond the capability of contemporary atmospheric stability classification tools.