Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
25 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 25 Feb 2019

Variability, timescales, and nonlinearity in climate responses to black carbon emissions

Yang Yang, Steven J. Smith, Hailong Wang, Catrin M. Mills, and Philip J. Rasch


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AR by Yang Yang on behalf of the Authors (16 Jan 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jan 2019) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Jan 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish as is (10 Feb 2019) by Qiang Zhang
AR by Yang Yang on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Black carbon (BC) particles exert a potentially large warming influence on the Earth system. We evaluate regional climate responses, non-linearity, and short-term transient responses to BC emission perturbations. We found that climate responses do not scale linearity with emissions and BC impacts temperature much faster than greenhouse gas forcing. Removing present-day BC emissions results in discernible surface temperature changes for only limited regions of the globe.
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