Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6393–6411, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-6393-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6393–6411, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-6393-2018

Research article 07 May 2018

Research article | 07 May 2018

Contrails and their impact on shortwave radiation and photovoltaic power production – a regional model study

Simon Gruber et al.

Download

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 Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Feb 2018) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Mar 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Apr 2018) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
AR by Simon Gruber on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Apr 2018) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
AR by Simon Gruber on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Apr 2018) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
Download
Short summary
A numerical model also used for operational weather forecast was applied to investigate the impact of contrails and contrail cirrus on the radiative fluxes at the earth's surface. Accounting for contrails produced by aircraft enables the model to simulate high clouds that are otherwise missing. In a case study, we find that the effect of these extra clouds is to reduce the incoming shortwave radiation at the surface as well as the production of photovoltaic power by up to 10 %.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint