Articles | Volume 19, issue 20
Research article
17 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 17 Oct 2019

Water vapour adjustments and responses differ between climate drivers

Øivind Hodnebrog, Gunnar Myhre, Bjørn H. Samset, Kari Alterskjær, Timothy Andrews, Olivier Boucher, Gregory Faluvegi, Dagmar Fläschner, Piers M. Forster, Matthew Kasoar, Alf Kirkevåg, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Dirk Olivié, Thomas B. Richardson, Dilshad Shawki, Drew Shindell, Keith P. Shine, Philip Stier, Toshihiko Takemura, Apostolos Voulgarakis, and Duncan Watson-Parris


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AR by Øivind Hodnebrog on behalf of the Authors (05 Jul 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jul 2019) by Martin Dameris
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (06 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Aug 2019) by Martin Dameris
AR by Øivind Hodnebrog on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Sep 2019) by Martin Dameris
AR by Øivind Hodnebrog on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2019)
Short summary
Different greenhouse gases (e.g. CO2) and aerosols (e.g. black carbon) impact the Earth’s water cycle differently. Here we investigate how various gases and particles impact atmospheric water vapour and its lifetime, i.e., the average number of days that water vapour stays in the atmosphere after evaporation and before precipitation. We find that this lifetime could increase substantially by the end of this century, indicating that important changes in precipitation patterns are excepted.
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