Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
04 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2016

On the characteristics of aerosol indirect effect based on dynamic regimes in global climate models

Shipeng Zhang, Minghuai Wang, Steven J. Ghan, Aijun Ding, Hailong Wang, Kai Zhang, David Neubauer, Ulrike Lohmann, Sylvaine Ferrachat, Toshihiko Takeamura, Andrew Gettelman, Hugh Morrison, Yunha Lee, Drew T. Shindell, Daniel G. Partridge, Philip Stier, Zak Kipling, and Congbin Fu


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AR by Minghuai Wang on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Feb 2016) by Patrick Chuang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Feb 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Feb 2016)
ED: Publish as is (21 Feb 2016) by Patrick Chuang
Short summary
The variation of aerosol indirect effects (AIE) in several climate models is investigated across different dynamical regimes. Regimes with strong large-scale ascent are shown to be as important as stratocumulus regimes in studying AIE. AIE over regions with high monthly large-scale surface precipitation rate contributes the most to the total aerosol indirect forcing. These results point to the need to reduce the uncertainty in AIE in different dynamical regimes.
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