Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
Development and technical paper
21 Oct 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 21 Oct 2022

A lumped species approach for the simulation of secondary organic aerosol production from intermediate-volatility organic compounds (IVOCs): application to road transport in PMCAMx-iv (v1.0)

Stella E. I. Manavi and Spyros N. Pandis


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-90', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Response to Referee #1', Spyros Pandis, 12 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-90', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Response to Referee #2', Spyros Pandis, 12 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Spyros Pandis on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Sep 2022) by Havala Pye
Short summary
The paper describes the first step towards the development of a simulation framework for the chemistry and secondary organic aerosol production of intermediate-volatility organic compounds (IVOCs). These compounds can be a significant source of organic particulate matter. Our approach treats IVOCs as lumped compounds that retain their chemical characteristics. Estimated IVOC emissions from road transport were a factor of 8 higher than emissions used in previous applications.