Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 2667–2684, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-2667-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 2667–2684, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-2667-2022
Research article
03 May 2022
Research article | 03 May 2022

Inter-comparison of online and offline methods for measuring ambient heavy and trace elements and water-soluble inorganic ions (NO3, SO42−, NH4+, and Cl) in PM2.5 over a heavily polluted megacity, Delhi

Himadri Sekhar Bhowmik et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-191', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sachchida Tripathi, 03 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-191', Anonymous Referee #3, 04 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sachchida Tripathi, 03 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sachchida Tripathi on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Mar 2022) by Anna Novelli
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Mar 2022) by Anna Novelli
AR by Sachchida Tripathi on behalf of the Authors (05 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Apr 2022) by Anna Novelli
Download
Short summary
This study presents comparisons between online and offline measurements of both refractory and non-refractory aerosol. This study shows differences between the measurements, related to either the limitations of the instrument (e.g., aerosol mass spectrometer only observing non-refractory aerosol) or known interferences with the technique (e.g., volatilization or reactions). The findings highlight the measurement methods' accuracy and imply the particular type of measurements needed.