Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Research article
27 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 27 Jan 2022

A systematic re-evaluation of methods for quantification of bulk particle-phase organic nitrates using real-time aerosol mass spectrometry

Douglas A. Day, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Benjamin A. Nault, Brett B. Palm, Weiwei Hu, Hongyu Guo, Paul J. Wooldridge, Ronald C. Cohen, Kenneth S. Docherty, J. Alex Huffman, Suzane S. de Sá, Scot T. Martin, and Jose L. Jimenez


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-263', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Douglas Day, 30 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-263', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Douglas Day, 30 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Douglas Day on behalf of the Authors (01 Dec 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2021) by Mingjin Tang
AR by Douglas Day on behalf of the Authors (08 Dec 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Particle-phase nitrates are an important component of atmospheric aerosols and chemistry. In this paper, we systematically explore the application of aerosol mass spectrometry (AMS) to quantify the organic and inorganic nitrate fractions of aerosols in the atmosphere. While AMS has been used for a decade to quantify nitrates, methods are not standardized. We make recommendations for a more universal approach based on this analysis of a large range of field and laboratory observations.