Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Research article
06 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 06 Nov 2017

Marine cloud brightening – as effective without clouds

Lars Ahlm, Andy Jones, Camilla W. Stjern, Helene Muri, Ben Kravitz, and Jón Egill Kristjánsson


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lars Ahlm on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Sep 2017) by Ulrike Lohmann
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Sep 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (24 Sep 2017) by Ulrike Lohmann
AR by Lars Ahlm on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Oct 2017) by Ulrike Lohmann
Short summary
We present results from coordinated simulations with three Earth system models focusing on the response of Earth’s radiation balance to the injection of sea salt particles. We find that in most regions the effective radiative forcing by the injected particles is equally large in cloudy and clear-sky conditions, suggesting a more important role of the aerosol direct effect in sea spray climate engineering than previously thought.
Final-revised paper