Articles | Volume 21, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11179–11199, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11179-2021

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11179–11199, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11179-2021

Research article 23 Jul 2021

Research article | 23 Jul 2021

Sunlight-absorbing aerosol amplifies the seasonal cycle in low-cloud fraction over the southeast Atlantic

Jianhao Zhang and Paquita Zuidema

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-275', Michael Jensen, 03 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-275', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 May 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-275', Jianhao Zhang, 10 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jianhao Zhang on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Jul 2021) by Johannes Quaas
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Short summary
The subtropical Atlantic hosts one of the planet's largest marine low cloud decks and interacts with biomass burning aerosol from approximately July through October. This study clarifies how the monthly evolution in meteorology and the biomass burning aerosol vertical structure affects the seasonal cycle in its low cloud fraction, such that the July–October evolution in low cloud cover and morphology are reinforced, when compared to scenarios with less aerosol present.
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