Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2787–2808, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2787-2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2787–2808, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-2787-2018

Research article 27 Feb 2018

Research article | 27 Feb 2018

Sulfur deposition changes under sulfate geoengineering conditions: quasi-biennial oscillation effects on the transport and lifetime of stratospheric aerosols

Daniele Visioni et al.

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AR by Daniele Visioni on behalf of the Authors (28 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jan 2018) by Ben Kravitz
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Jan 2018) by Ben Kravitz
AR by Daniele Visioni on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jan 2018) by Ben Kravitz
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Short summary
Sulfate geoengineering is a proposed technique that would mimic explosive volcanic eruptions by injecting sulfur dioxide (SO2) into the stratosphere to counteract global warming produced by greenhouse gases by reflecting part of the incoming solar radiation. In this study we use two models to simulate how the injected aerosols would react to dynamical changes in the stratosphere (due to the quasi-biennial oscillation - QBO) and how this would affect the deposition of sulfate at the surface.
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