Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6225–6241, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6225-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6225–6241, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6225-2020

Research article 28 May 2020

Research article | 28 May 2020

Quantifying cloud adjustments and the radiative forcing due to aerosol–cloud interactions in satellite observations of warm marine clouds

Alyson Douglas and Tristan L'Ecuyer

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AR by Alyson Douglas on behalf of the Authors (25 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Mar 2020) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Apr 2020) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Alyson Douglas on behalf of the Authors (15 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Apr 2020) by Johannes Quaas
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Aerosols, or small, suspended droplets in the atmosphere, are released from anthropogenic activity and interact with warm clouds, leading to changes in the clouds' brightness and size. Our study evaluates how aerosols alter warm clouds and their ability to cool the Earth's surface. We find aerosols make clouds brighter and grow larger in the atmosphere; however, the cooling effect due to whiter, brighter clouds is 5 times the cooling due to an increased extent.
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