Articles | Volume 17, issue 14
Research article
25 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 25 Jul 2017

Global source attribution of sulfate concentration and direct and indirect radiative forcing

Yang Yang, Hailong Wang, Steven J. Smith, Richard Easter, Po-Lun Ma, Yun Qian, Hongbin Yu, Can Li, and Philip J. Rasch


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AR by Yang Yang on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jun 2017) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Jun 2017)
ED: Publish as is (25 Jun 2017) by Qiang Zhang
AR by Yang Yang on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2017)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Sulfate has significant impacts on air quality and climate. Local sulfate pollution could result from remote influences, making domestic mitigation efforts inefficient. Using CESM with a sulfur source-tagging technique, we found that, over regions with relatively low emissions, sulfate concentrations are primarily attributed to non-local sources and sulfate indirect radiative forcing over the Southern Hemisphere is more sensitive to emission perturbation than the polluted Northern Hemisphere.
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