Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Research article
02 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2023

Systematic analysis of virga and its impact on surface particulate matter observations

Nakul N. Karle, Ricardo K. Sakai, Rosa M. Fitzgerald, Charles Ichoku, Fernando Mercado, and William R. Stockwell


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-906', Nakul Karle, 19 Dec 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-906', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Jan 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Nakul Karle, 04 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-906', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Feb 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Nakul Karle, 04 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Nakul Karle on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2023) by Can Li
AR by Nakul Karle on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Extensive virga research is uncommon, even though it is a common phenomenon. A systematic method was developed to characterize virga using available datasets. In total, 50 virga events were observed, appearing only during a specific time of the year, revealing a seasonal pattern. These virga events were identified and classified, and their impact on surface PM measurements was investigated. A more detailed examination of the selected events reveals that virga impacts regional air quality.