Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3077–3098, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3077-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3077–3098, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3077-2016

Research article 09 Mar 2016

Research article | 09 Mar 2016

Microphysics-based black carbon aging in a global CTM: constraints from HIPPO observations and implications for global black carbon budget

Cenlin He et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Feb 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (18 Feb 2016) by Hang Su
AR by Cenlin He on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2016) by Hang Su
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Short summary
Blarck carbon aging significantly affects its global distribution and thus climatic effects. This study develops a microphysics-based BC aging scheme in a global model, which substantially improves model simulations of BC over the remote Pacific. The microphysical scheme shows fast aging over source regions and much slower aging in remote regions. The microphysical aging significantly reduces global BC burden and lifetime, showing important implications for the estimate of BC radiative effects.
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