Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9949–9968, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9949-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9949–9968, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9949-2019

Research article 08 Aug 2019

Research article | 08 Aug 2019

The remote sensing of radiative forcing by light-absorbing particles (LAPs) in seasonal snow over northeastern China

Wei Pu et al.

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AR by W. Pu on behalf of the Authors (14 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 May 2019) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Jing Ming (21 May 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 May 2019) by Qiang Zhang
AR by W. Pu on behalf of the Authors (16 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jun 2019) by Qiang Zhang
RR by Jing Ming (28 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2019) by Qiang Zhang
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LAPs (light-absorbing particles) deposited on snow can decrease snow albedo and increase the absorption of solar radiation. Radiative forcing by LAPs will affect the regional hydrological cycle and climate. We use MODIS observations to retrieve the radiative forcing by LAPs in snow across northeastern China (NEC). The results of radiative forcing present distinct spatial variability. We find that the biases are negatively correlated with LAP concentrations and range from ~ 5 % to ~ 350 %.
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