Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6759–6776, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6759-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6759–6776, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6759-2021

Research article 20 Oct 2021

Research article | 20 Oct 2021

Modification of a conventional photolytic converter for improving aircraft measurements of NO2 via chemiluminescence

Clara M. Nussbaumer et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-180', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Clara M. Nussbaumer, 09 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-180', Anonymous Referee #3, 28 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Clara M. Nussbaumer, 09 Sep 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-180', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Clara M. Nussbaumer, 09 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Clara M. Nussbaumer on behalf of the Authors (09 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Sep 2021) by Keding Lu
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Short summary
NO2 plays a central role in atmospheric photochemical processes and requires accurate measurements. This research presents NO2 data obtained via chemiluminescence using a photolytic converter from airborne studies around Cabo Verde and laboratory investigations. We show the limits and error-proneness of a conventional blue light converter in aircraft measurements affected by humidity and NO levels and suggest the use of an alternative quartz converter for more reliable results.