Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
24 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 24 Mar 2015

Dust aerosol radiative effects during summer 2012 simulated with a coupled regional aerosol–atmosphere–ocean model over the Mediterranean

P. Nabat, S. Somot, M. Mallet, M. Michou, F. Sevault, F. Driouech, D. Meloni, A. di Sarra, C. Di Biagio, P. Formenti, M. Sicard, J.-F. Léon, and M.-N. Bouin


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AR by Pierre Nabat on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Jan 2015) by Oleg Dubovik
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Feb 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Feb 2015)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (09 Feb 2015) by Oleg Dubovik
AR by Pierre Nabat on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Mar 2015) by Oleg Dubovik
AR by Pierre Nabat on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2015)
Short summary
This paper uses an original approach based on a coupled regional aerosol--atmosphere--ocean model to study the dust radiative effects over the Mediterranean in summer 2012. After an evaluation of the prognostic aerosol scheme, the dust aerosol daily variability is shown to improve the simulated surface radiation and temperature at the daily scale. It has also a significant impact on the summer average, thus highlighting the importance of a relevant representation of aerosols in climate models.
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