Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 281–301, 2020

Special issue: Chemistry–Climate Modelling Initiative (CCMI) (ACP/AMT/ESSD/GMD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 281–301, 2020

Research article 08 Jan 2020

Research article | 08 Jan 2020

Attribution of Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) ozone radiative flux bias from satellites

Le Kuai et al.


Interactive discussion

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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Sep 2019) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
ED: Publish as is (18 Nov 2019) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Le Kuai on behalf of the Authors (02 Jan 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (02 Jan 2020) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
Short summary
The tropospheric ozone increase from pre-industrial to the present day leads to a radiative forcing. The top-of-atmosphere outgoing fluxes at the ozone band are controlled by ozone, water vapor, and temperature. We demonstrate a method to attribute the models’ flux biases to these key players using satellite-constrained instantaneous radiative kernels. The largest spread between models is found in the tropics, mainly driven by ozone and then water vapor.
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