Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6439–6453, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6439-2017

Special issue: The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP):...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6439–6453, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6439-2017

Research article 30 May 2017

Research article | 30 May 2017

Thermodynamic and dynamic responses of the hydrological cycle to solar dimming

Jane E. Smyth et al.

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AR by Jane Smyth on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2017) by Ulrike Lohmann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Jan 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Jan 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Feb 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (22 Feb 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Feb 2017) by Ulrike Lohmann
AR by Jane Smyth on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Apr 2017) by Ulrike Lohmann
AR by Jane Smyth on behalf of the Authors (22 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Geoengineering is a controversial proposal to counteract global warming by reducing the incoming solar radiation. Solar dimming could restore preindustrial temperatures, but global rainfall patterns would be altered. We analyze the global rainfall changes in 11 climate model simulations of solar dimming to better understand the underlying processes. We conclude that tropical precipitation would be substantially altered, in part due to changes in the large-scale atmospheric circulation.
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