Articles | Volume 21, issue 13
Research article
07 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 07 Jul 2021

On the contribution of fast and slow responses to precipitation changes caused by aerosol perturbations

Shipeng Zhang, Philip Stier, and Duncan Watson-Parris


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1317', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1317', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Mar 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2020-1317', Anonymous Referee #3, 25 Mar 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1317', Shipeng Zhang, 13 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Shipeng Zhang on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 May 2021) by Corinna Hoose
Short summary
The relationship between aerosol-induced changes in atmospheric energetics and precipitation responses across different scales is studied in terms of fast (radiatively or microphysically mediated) and slow (temperature-mediated) responses. We introduced a method to decompose rainfall changes into contributions from clouds, aerosols, and clear–clean sky from an energetic perspective. It provides a way to better interpret and quantify the precipitation changes caused by aerosol perturbations.
Final-revised paper