Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1709–1734, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1709-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1709–1734, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1709-2020

Research article 07 Apr 2020

Research article | 07 Apr 2020

Estimates of lightning NOx production based on high-resolution OMI NO2 retrievals over the continental US

Xin Zhang et al.

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AR by Xin Zhang on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Feb 2020) by Steffen Beirle
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Feb 2020) by Steffen Beirle
AR by Xin Zhang on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Mar 2020) by Steffen Beirle
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Short summary
Lightning NOx has a strong impact on ozone and the hydroxyl radical production. However, the production efficiency of lightning NOx is still quite uncertain. This work develops the algorithm of estimating lightning NOx for both clean and polluted regions and evaluates the sensitivity of estimates to the model setting of lightning NO. Results reveal that our method reduces the sensitivity to the background NO2 and includes much of the below-cloud LNO2.