Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6357–6378, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6357–6378, 2021

Research article 01 Oct 2021

Research article | 01 Oct 2021

Assessment of online water-soluble brown carbon measuring systems for aircraft sampling

Linghan Zeng et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of manuscript amt-2021-131', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-131', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rodney Weber on behalf of the Authors (23 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Aug 2021) by Hang Su
Short summary
Three online systems for measuring water-soluble brown carbon are compared. A mist chamber and two different particle-into-liquid samplers were deployed on separate research aircraft targeting wildfires and followed a similar detection method using a long-path liquid waveguide with a spectrometer to measure the light absorption from 300 to 700 nm. Detection limits, signal hysteresis and other sampling issues are compared, and further improvements of these liquid-based systems are provided.